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Dec 16, 2012, 12:44 #1
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Cannot use Express after installing globally OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
I've been trying for the better part of 2 hours now to go through the Jumpstart Node.js book and I'm about ready to just give up. I've tried, countless times, to install express using
sudo npm install -g email@example.com
and even just the most recent version by removing everything after (and including) the @ symbol. It continues to install just fine, but EVERY time I try to do anything using "express <whatever>" in the terminal, I receive the following message:
-bash: express: command not found
I've ben searching all over Google to find a solution and I can't. I'm at my wit's end. I've tried running
npm link express (with and without sudo)
and that did nothing. I found a few posts on Stack Overflow about updating my .bash_profile and $PATH and nothing is working. I don't get it. And given the complete lack of topics anywhere about this, it would seem as though there is something I'm just not doing right because if this was a widespread issue, I would've been able to find a solution.
I'm following the book's instructions exactly but am unable to proceed and I'm about ready to throw my Macbook off my balcony. Any help would be greatly appreciated.