Andy Jones Andy Jones - 8 months ago 16
Node.js Question

Why don't I have the 'coffee' command?

I have node and npm on my Centos 7 instance. I did a

sudo npm -g install coffee

And it reported no errors. But I don't have a coffee executable, which was kind of the point.

%: type -a coffee
coffee not found
%: type -a Coffee
Coffee not found

It seems like I should need something for NPM on my
. If I knew what to add, I would try that.

I'm not sure how to debug this, sorry. I've tried this:

%: npm bin

Interestingly, that's not a directory that exists:

%: ls -la ~/node_modules
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 jonea compgen 4096 Jun 6 10:34 .
drwxr-xr-x 33 jonea compgen 4096 Jun 7 09:33 ..
drwxr-xr-x 4 jonea compgen 4096 Jun 6 10:34 coffee

And, no, there are no executables in that coffee directory.

If anyone has ideas about other debugging I can do, I'll append the results here.


The package you installed has nothing to do with CoffeeScript check this npm coffee

You need different package

npm install -g coffee-script