Hexo Installation

As Hexo runs on NodeJS then you need to have a recent version of nodejs installed.

Node can be installed via your operating system package manager or as binaries from nodejs.org. The Node package manager is part of the node install. If you install node via your package manager or in a system path eg, /usr/local or /opt then you will need to use the sudo command with any npm install command.

Once node is installed, use the node package manager to install Hexo

npm install -g hexo 

Using the -g option tells the node package manager to install Hexo globally. If nodejs is installed in the operating system path, you will need to use the sudo command

Testing the Installation

You can test Hexo is installed correctly by running the command:

hexo -v

The output of this command will be similar to:

hexo: 2.7.1
os: Linux 3.11.0-23-generic linux x64
http_parser: 1.0
node: 0.10.26
ares: 1.9.0-DEV
uv: 0.10.25
zlib: 1.2.3
modules: 11
openssl: 1.0.1e

Udating Hexo

Hexo is easily updated using the node package manager, using the command

npm update hexo 

Uninstalling Hexo

Should you wish to completely remove Hexo, you again use the node package manager as follows:

npm uninstall hexo 

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