How could I call that function from the command line in nodejs

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I'm writing a web app in Node. If I've got some JS file db.js with a function init in it how could I call that function from the command line?
Oct 7, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

In your db.js, export the init function. There are many ways, but for example:

module.exports.init = function () {
  console.log('hi');
};

Then call it like this, assuming your db.js is in the same directory as your command prompt:

node -e 'require("./db").init()'

To other readers, the OP's init function could have been called anything, it is not important, it is just the specific name used in the question.

Hope it helps!!

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Thank You!!

answered Oct 7, 2020 by Niroj
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