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DVM - Deno Version Manager

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Dvm is an nvm-like version manager for Deno.

Please avoid use deno upgrade command to upgrade Deno when you're using DVM to manage your multiple version environment.


There are two ways to install DVM.

  1. Install dvm from network by the following command:
$ curl -o- "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ghosind/dvm/master/install.sh" | bash

For Chinese user, you can also install it from Gitee by the following command:

$ curl -o- "https://gitee.com/ghosind/dvm/raw/master/install.sh" | bash -s -r gitee
  1. Clone this project and execute install.sh script:
$ git clone "https://github.com/ghosind/dvm.git"
# you can also clone it from gitee
# git clone "https://gitee.com/ghosind/dvm.git"
$ cd dvm
$ ./install.sh

After installed dvm, please restart your terminal or use source <your_rc_file> to apply changes.

The default install location is ~/.dvm, you can specify an inexistent directory as the install location.

$ curl -o- "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ghosind/dvm/master/install.sh" | bash -s -d ~/deno/dvm
$ ./install.sh ~/deno/dvm

Getting Start

After installed dvm, you can use it to manage multiple version Deno environments.

Use dvm install <version> command to download and install a specified version from the source.

$ dvm install v1.0.0
$ dvn install v0.42.0

Use dvm uninstall <version> command to uninstall a specified version.

$ dvm uninstall v0.39.0
$ dvm uninstall v1.0.0-rc

Use dvm use [version] command to link deno to the specified version by parameter or .dvmrc file.

# use v1.0.0
$ dvm use v1.0.0

# get version from .dvmrc file
# $ cat .dvmrc
# # v1.0.0
$ dvm use

Use dvm current command to display the current version of deno.

$ dvm current
# v1.0.0

Use dvm ls command to list all installed versions, and use dvm ls-remote to list all available versions from remote.

# list all installed versions
$ dvm ls
# list is an alias for ls command
$ dvm list

# list all available versions
$ dvm ls-remote
# list-remote is an alias for ls-remote command
$ dvm list-remote

Use dvm run command to run Deno on the specified version with arguments.

# Run app.ts with Deno v1.0.0
$ dvm run v1.0.0 app.ts

Use dvm upgrade command to update dvm itself (Since v0.3.0).

$ dvm upgrade


DVM supported the following commands:

Command Usage Description
install dvm install <version> Download and install the specified version from source.
uninstall dvm uninstall <version> Uninstall the specified version.
use dvm use Use the specified version read from .dvmrc.
dvm use <version> Use the specified version that passed by argument.
dvm use <name> Use the specified version of the alias name that passed by argument.
run dvm run <version> [args] Run deno on the specified version with arguments.
alias dvm alias <name> <version> Set an alias name to specified version.
unalias dvm unalias <name> Delete the specified alias name.
current dvm current Display the current version of Deno.
ls dvm ls List all installed versions.
list dvm list Same as ls command.
ls-remote dvm ls-remote List all remote versions.
list-remote dvm list-remote Same as ls-remote command.
which dvm which Display the path of the version that specified in .dvmrc.
dvm which current Display the path of the current version.
dvm which <version> Display the path of specified version.
clean dvm clean Remove all downloaded packages.
doctor dvm doctor Find corrupted versions.
upgrade dvm upgrade Update dvm itself.

Uninstalling DVM

You can execute following command to uninstall dvm:

rm -rf "$DVM_DIR"

Edit shell config file (like .bashrc or .zshrc), and remove the following lines:

# Deno Version Manager
export DVM_DIR="$HOME/.dvm"
export DVM_BIN="$DVM_DIR/bin"
export PATH="$PATH:$DVM_BIN"
[ -f "$DVM_DIR/dvm.sh" ] && alias dvm="$DVM_DIR/dvm.sh"
[ -f "$DVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && . "$DVM_DIR/bash_completion"


  1. Fork dvm project. (https://github.com/ghosind/dvm)
  2. Clone your fork to local. (git clone <your_forked_repo>)
  3. Create your branch. (git checkout -b features/someFeatures)
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Commit your changes. (git commit -m 'Add some features')
  6. Push to the branch. (git push origin features/someFeatures)
  7. Create a new Pull Request.

Please make sure your commits could pass the ShellCheck before creating pull request.


Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE file for more information.

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DVM是一个基于NVM操作方式的Unix-like平台Deno版本管理器。 spread retract

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