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When you run npm install in an application root directory, npm will update application dependencies, as specified by the package.json file.  For more information on package.json, see npm documentation.  

Basic update

Update your installation with this command:

$ npm install -g strongloop

Performing a clean re-installation

To perform a clean reinstallation, follow these steps:

$ npm uninstall -g strongloop
$ npm cache clear
$ npm install -g strongloop

Updating your Node.js installation

To update your version of Node, simply reinstall Node as you did previously.  See for details.