nvm use not updating node version

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Recently, I attempted to set up git on my mac after resetting it, but I couldn't set up a project for the node version I was using. I was finally able to identify the problem after trying for some time. I had multiple executables of nodejs on my machine that were causing the issue.


Also, you can find out if your machine has multiple nodes:

which -a node

so i uninstalled the node@16 that was installed via brew:

brew uninstall node@16

now, i was able to use nvm to change node version, for example:

nvm use 18.17.1
Now using node v18.17.1 (npm v9.6.7)
node -v

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