Adding a shebang to the top of your node script informs the operating system how to execute the file, which in this case, is node.
/usr/bin/env is specifically thought of for cross-platform solutions.
env executes utility after modifying the environment as specified on the command line. The option name=value specifies an environmental variable, name, with a value of value. The option `-i’ causes env to completely ignore the environment it inherits.
###So how do you use it?
Easy. Just declare the shebang at the top of your script.
// index.js var fs = require('fs'); var str = "> Who let the dogs out?! Who, Who, Who, Who?!"; fs.writeFileSync('output.md', str);
Now you can run the script as:
You just saved yourself typing 4 characters! Take the rest of the day off.
$ permission denied: ./index.js
So you’re getting this because you need to make
$ chmod +x index.js