Downloading and extracting a zip file using Node seemed like a pretty easy task but alas it took some time to figure out. While researching how to do this, I didn’t find a library that had all of the requirements within it but I did find a few that allowed me to meet the requirements Requirements Download zip file from a url Extract zip file to a directory location Extract a single directory and all of its sub-directories within the zip file Downloading the Zip File Step 1 was to get the zip file downloaded using Node and make sure that I could manually open it.
I am sure that many of you are in the same situation that I am in with needing a different version of node for different projects and you don’t want to have to create a new virtual machine for each project just because of node. Luckily with nvm you can install multiple versions of Node on the same machine and switch between them with a simple command line call.
I ran into an issue with an npm package mis-behaving in Visual Studio 2015 but working just fine from the command line. After scratching my head for awhile trying to figure out what was going on, I discovered that Visual Studio was pointing to its own version of npm and node and not that ones that were available in my path that the command line was using. Visual Studio 2015 ships with:
When you are using npm, bower, and git behind a proxy server you have to do a little bit of configuration. Luckily it is super easy to do these configurations. Almost all of the programs have command line commands to set and unset the proxy server. Updates: Updated 2015-Feb-01: Added running source command for Bash and Ruby Gems section Updated 2015-May-07: Added the Ionic Start command Updated 2015-May-08: Added the Android SDK Updated 2015-Aug-03: Added command lines to set proxy Updated 2015-Oct-20: Added Gradle Windows Command Prompt Current Command Prompt Only set http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] set https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] Unset Current Session set http_proxy= set https_proxy= Globally as a System Environment Variable Run from an administrative command prompt