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Killeon Patterson
Killeon Patterson
18,527 Points

Node.js Npm Express Application

I downloaded Node.js and Express generator to my machine. I'm building the project with PHPstorm. I'm at the 'Welcome to Express' page on @ localhost:3000. I made a change in the file to edit the welcome message for testing and the update won't show on the local host page.

In my console, I receive these errors after attempting to start the app.

npm ERR! Windows_NT 
npm ERR! argv "C:\\program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" " "C:\\node_modeuls\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "start"
npm ERR!  node v6.10.3
npm ERR! npm v3.10.10
npm ERR! shopping-cart@0.0.0 start: 'node ./bin/www'
npm ERR! Exit status 1 
npm ERR!
npm ERR! failed at the shopping-cart@0.0.0 start script 'node ./bin/www'.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the shopping-cart package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR!   node ./bin/www
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with: 
npm ERR!   npm bugs shopping-cart

I don't believe that it is an issue with the author. Here is the link to my GitHub gist https://gist.github.com/Satellite9/2cf79dfb621bd36fe4ca2a2138381179

2 Answers

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Killeon Patterson

When you run the npm start command you can pass the --trace flag. Trace will show you the full stack trace on where the issue is happening. So you'd run npm start --trace. You'll see that the users.js can't be found. You have a user.js file. Rename the file and your app should start.


Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Without seeing the rest of the code it's hard to say what's up. Can you share your code on GitHub?