Unable to install ionic

I am trying to install ionic with npm(2.9.0) with sudo npm install -g ionic on Mac 10.9.5. It just keeps downloading and downloading (the ‘l’ keeps rotating). This UI gives no idea what is happening behind the scenes. It’s really making my head ache. Is there anyway to install ionic without npm.

Just updated my ionic CLI npm install -g ionic no problems. Are you behind proxy ! it happened to me i was behind proxy

I am using Mac inside a VMware… I don’t know whether it uses proxy or not… I finally managed to install ionic by doing so…

sudo npm install -g ionic //after a while i hit ctrl + c to abort
sudo npm uninstall -g ionic
sudo npm install -g ionic //I kept iterating until ionic was installed... 


thanks ihopepeace this seems to be working