Aj Gauravdeep Aj Gauravdeep - 3 months ago 32
Node.js Question

nodemon not working properly

I am running my nodejs app by

npm start


I just installed nodemon by
sudo npm install -g nodemon
so that i can get my server restarted when i save changes to files.

But when i try to start the server, something like this

nodemon ./app.js localhost 3000 or nodemon start localhost 3000


I get this as output

LM-SJC-00871929:webapp gdeep$ nodemon ./app.js localhost 3000
28 May 23:34:30 - [nodemon] v1.1.1
28 May 23:34:30 - [nodemon] to restart at any time, enter `rs`
28 May 23:34:30 - [nodemon] watching: *.*
28 May 23:34:30 - [nodemon] starting `node ./app.js localhost 3000`


but when i go to my webpage, i get

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to localhost:3000
. What am i doing wrong?

App.js here http://collabedit.com/t35dy

Thank you for your help

Answer

You're running express 4, which has the app.listen call in a different file than app.js. The command you're looking for is nodemon bin/www (localhost and 3000 are not needed in this scenario).

In fact, you can even run nodemon with no args, and it'll read what command needs to be run from scripts.start in package.json (which express generates automatically).

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