In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Gulp is a toolkit that helps developers in the automation of painful workflow during development. Gulp lets us automate processes and run repetitive tasks with ease. It provides a feature of piping output from one task as an input to the next.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install build-essential
Step 2. Installing Node.js.
Now run the following commands to add node.js PPA on your Ubuntu system and install it:
sudo apt install python-software-properties curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt install nodejs
Verify the installation is successful:
node --version npm --version
Step 2. Installing Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we run the following commands to install Gulp CLI globally on your Ubuntu system:
npm install -g gulp-cli npm install --save-dev gulp
Once done, verify the installation is successful:
$ gulp --version CLI version: 2.2.1 Local version: 4.0.3
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gulp.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gulp.js website.