TypeScript - upgrade TypeScript compiler (tsc upgrade)

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In this short article we would like to show how to upgrade TypeScript compiler.

Quick solution:

npm -g upgrade typescript

or upgrade to latest major version:

npm -g install typescript


  • install run on installed package causes package upgrade to latest major version,
  • use sudo under Linux, e.g.
    sudo npm -g upgrade typescript
    sudo npm -g install typescript


Detailed description

Open terminal do following steps (in some cases as rootsuperuser or administrator):

  1. Check TypeScript version with command:
    tsc -v
  2. Run upgrade with command:
    npm -g upgrade typescript
    under Linux use:
    sudo npm -g upgrade typescript
    where: -g means global instalation mode
  3. Check TypeScript version again:
    tsc -v

Note: presented stemps work on different platforms (Windows, Linux, etc.).

Practical example:

$ tsc -v
Version 3.3.3333

$ npm -g upgrade typescript
C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\npm\tsc -> C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\typescript\bin\tsc
C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\npm\tsserver -> C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\typescript\bin\tsserver
+ typescript@3.9.6
updated 1 package in 13.424s

$ tsc -v
Version 3.9.6



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