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Issue Description

I am getting this error

λ npm start

server@1.0.0 start c:\www\Homestead\projects\sermonapp\server ./node_modules/nodemon/bin/nodemon.js src/app.js --exec ‘npm run lint && node’

‘.’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! errno 1 npm ERR! server@1.0.0 start: ./node_modules/nodemon/bin/nodemon.js src/app.js --exec 'npm run lint && node' npm ERR! Exit status 1 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the server@1.0.0 start script. npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! C:\Users\Danre Visser\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2017-09-19T13_45_31_696Z-debug.log

I am running local on windows system.I guess its got something to do with windows

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:10 (5 by maintainers)

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Alaevcommented, Sep 19, 2017

That’s great, looks like it’s a problem with windows ./ path format Can you modify the package.json after you done with npm install to: "start":"nodemon src/app.js"

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rebosantecommented, Jun 22, 2018

This error happens because some windows terminals misunderstand single quotes, So there’s some parsing errors in node

You can easily detect it by errors like this

'npm is not recognized (...)

Showing a single quote before the command that is not recognized

In this case I used escaped double quotes instead of single ones in the scripts I used in package.json:

"scripts": {
    "start": "nodemon src/app.js --exec \"npm run lint && node\"",
    "lint": "eslint **/*.js"
  }

And it works now. Hope this helps…

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