I’m going through the tutorial, and I need to make an executable .js file. It is stated the the first line of the .js file should be
!#/usr/bin/env node and then I should issue the command
chmod +x file.js. When I do that, there is respond:
bash: file.js: command not found
what am I doing wrong?
To clarify, does the error appear after you run
chmod, or when you try to run it using
file.js (or if that’s a placeholder, whatever the name of the file should be). Then, find the file in the file tree to the left. If it’s in a folder, use the
cd command in Bash like
cd folder. You may have to do this a few times (you can also do
cd folder/subfolder if there are multiple subfolders), but once you’re in the folder with the JS file, you can run
chmod from there. If you’re unsure how to navigate the directory structure, run
ls to list the folders and files in the directory, so you can match them up to the file tree.
Thanks for the reply!
The error appeared when I ran
file.js. I navigated to the folder of the file to issue
chmod +x file.js command, and I recieved no error. Then I ran
./file.js and this is what I have now:
./file.js: line 1: !#/usr/bin/env: No such file or directory
I also tried
env - the same error. I navigated through the environment to ensure there is the
usr/bin/env path. I also tried
sudo chmod +x file.js, but nothing changed.
Any ideas what it might be?
I’m not sure if this will help, but you might try running
which node in order to get the Node binary location, then replace your shebang with that.
tried it, got the same error…