I'm trying to read in a file with Coffeescript. In the same folder where I enter into the
coffee repo, I have a file named
coffee> fs = require 'fs' coffee> x = fs.readFile "hello.txt" undefined coffee> x undefined
What am I doing wrong?
You're not passing a callback to
readFile to actually read the file. See docs for further information. Generally, nodejs methods are asynchronous because of the asynchronous nature of the platform. For some of them there is a sync version. Indeed, you can read a file with the readFileSync method.
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