Last updated on: 12 January, 2020
Compiled by: Evan Tay
Problem: Manually reloading the NodeJS server by hitting
Ctrl + C and entering
npm start repeatedly in development is exhausting.
Solution: Automatically reload the server each time there is a change!
Nodemon is a utility that will monitor for any changes in your source and automatically restart your server.
npm i -g nodemon.
nodemonin your command. For example, change
nodemon index.js. That's it.
Add to npm scripts¶
You can also add it to npm scripts to make life even easier.
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After doing so, you can enter
npm run dev subsequently, which will resolve to
- Nodemon's landing page: