How To Install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Gulp is an open-source JavaScript toolkit developed by Eric Schoffstall that helps developers to automate & enhance their workflow. Gulp is useful to make automate processes and run repetitive tasks easily. It also includes the feature of piping output to another command.

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 the Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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 curl gnupg2 gnupg wget

Step 2. Installing Node.js.

By default, the Node.js is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the NodeSource repository to your Ubuntu system:

wget -qO- https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash

After adding the NodeSource repository to your system, install the Node.js using the Apt package manager:

sudo apt install nodejs

Verify the installation of Node.js and NPM on your system:

node --version 
npm --version

Step 3. Installing Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Gulp.js is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the Gulp.js package using npm command:

sudo npm install -g gulp-cli

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Gulp.js:

gulp --version

Step 4. Create Project Directory on Gulp.js.

For this tutorial, I am creating a sample application and installing gulp-cli on your system:

nano gulpfile.js

Then, add a sample code of Gulp hello world example program:

var gulp = require('gulp');

gulp.task('hello', function(done) {
  console.log('Hello World!!!');
  done();
});

Save the file and close the file, then run the gulp task with the following command under the application:

gulp hello

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gulp.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Gulp.js on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gulp.js website.

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