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Unable to run node app.js file

I am learning node.js and I am trying to run the app.js file using the command node app.js but the bash returns nothing (no errors either). Here are the steps I followed:

$ brew install node

$ sudo npm install -g express

$ sudo npm install -g express-generator

after i get into a new folder I created I run

$ express testsite --hogan -c less

$ cd testsite && npm install

Finally

$ node app.js // returns no errors but nothing back except new command line…

Any help on this would be great.

Thanks!

Answer

try npm start from testsite directory.

look at the package.json

scripts : { start : node bin/www }

So you must execute the www under the bin directory.

So instead of node app.js use node bin/www