On most Unix systems including macOS, you can install Volta with a single command:
curl https://get.volta.sh | bash
For bash, zsh, and fish, this installer will automatically update your console startup script. If you wish to prevent modifications to your console startup script, see Skipping Volta Setup. To manually configure your shell to use Volta, edit your console startup scripts to:
- Set the
$VOLTA_HOME/binto the beginning of your
For Windows, download and run the Windows installer and follow the instructions.
Volta's functionality depends on creating symlinks, so you must either:
- Enable Developer Mode (recommended)
- Run Volta with elevated privileges (not recommended)
Windows Subsystem for Linux
If you are using Volta within the Windows Subsystem for Linux, follow the Unix installation guide above.