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env: node: Permission denied when trying to install Grunt via homebrew

I'm trying to install node with these instructions:


After this step:

npm install -g grunt-cli

I get this error: env: node: Permission denied.

I'm new to this stuff and have no idea what's wrong. I'd greatly appreciate any help on this issue.

My operating system is 10.8.5

Thank you.

3 Answers

Serge Honderdos
Serge Honderdos
8,918 Points

Try running: sudo npm install -g grunt-cli

sudo stands for Super User Do. Effectively, sudo allows a user to run a program as another user (most often the root user).

Thanks so much Serge,

I tried with sudo and it seems to be installed.

"Which grunt" command shows me the file path to where it's installed.

How ever, when I try: grunt --version

I get the same env: node: Permission denied.

Any idea why I get the error?

Serge Honderdos
Serge Honderdos
8,918 Points

Whenever you get a "Permission denied", just put sudo in front.

I can't get the version information even if I use sudo in my command.

What could be the cause of this?