Finding the node version of global modules installed through nvm

A handy function for finding which node versions globally installed modules are installed for when using nvm

May 29, 2017 - 1 minute read -

If I want to know what node modules I have globally installed I use this command; it lists globally installed modules and their vesions.

npm ls -g --depth=0

However since I use nvm and work on many different projects with different node versions, I often forget which node versions I have installed a global module for. nvm does let you copy global modules between versions but usually I just need to know the node version so I can switch to it and use the module. This function does just that; it lists which node versions (installed through nvm) the specified node module is globally installed for.

Example usage:

nvm_global surge


Found surge for versions: