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Error with "async function*" when following Sanity CLI instructions

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Last updated: Apr 7, 2021
Hi there,I was trying to follow the instructions at: I get an error to do with "async function*". Is there some tool I need to upgrade to a later version? See log below.
Kind regards

npm install -g @sanity/cli
/usr/local/bin/sanity -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@sanity/cli/bin/sanity
+ @sanity/cli@2.7.4
updated 1 package in 1.39s
bigmac:sanity chrisbulcock$ sanity init
You're setting up a new project!
We'll make sure you have an account with . Then we'llinstall an open-source JS content editor that connects to
the real-time hosted API on . Hang on.
Press ctrl + C at any time to quit.

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? Select project to use kayaking [5cf43c4z]
? Select dataset to use Create new dataset
? Dataset name: ds
? Choose dataset visibility – this can be changed later Public (world readable)

✔️ Creating dataset? Project output path: /Users/chrisbulcock/Projects/sanity/y
? Select project template E-commerce (schema + sample data)
? Upload a sampling of products to go with your e-commerce schema? Yes

✔️ Bootstrapping files from template
✔️ Resolving latest module versions
✔️ Creating default project files

✔️ Saved lockfile
async function* exploreWalkAsync(dir, path, followSyslinks, useStat, shouldSkip, strict) {
SyntaxError: Unexpected token *
at Object.<anonymous> (~/Projects/sanity/y/node_modules/archiver/lib/core.js
Apr 7, 2021, 9:41 AM
What is your current NodeJS version? open terminal and type
node -v
If you have a old version upgrade to the latest “stable” version. Also, try removing the
from the root project folder like so
rm -fr node_modules
. install all the packages once again with
yarn install
and try to run
sanity start
Apr 7, 2021, 11:32 AM
I upgraded to Node 14.16.1 everything works now. Thanks User.
Apr 7, 2021, 12:53 PM
Apr 7, 2021, 1:36 PM

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