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How to fix Node already installed but not linked issue on Mac?

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To fix Node already installed but not linked issue on Mac, we change the permission of a few folders and run brew link.

To fix this, we

  1. Run sudo chmod 776 /usr/local/lib to change the permission of the /usr/local/lib to make the folder readable, writable and executable.

  2. Run brew link --overwrite node to link Node.

  3. Run sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/lib to change the directory to be readable and executable.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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