Need to know running of nodejs

Hi Team,

Kindly tell how to run installed node js in windows 7.
I have created npm folder then installed node js.
It created npm → bin, docs, lib,man, node_modules,nodejs.

Run it then check the command line output

Your environment has been set up for using Node.js 18.16.0 (x64) and npm.

But there error coming in running node

D:\Users\KBaner10>npm run -start
npm ERR! code EISDIR
npm ERR! syscall read
npm ERR! errno -4068
npm ERR! Could not read package.json: Error: EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, read

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: D:\Users\KBaner10\AppData\Local\npm-cache_logs\2023-06-22T05_30_54_123Z-debug-0.log

Log has same details.

Best Regards
Kaushik Banerjee


It looks like you’re encountering an error while trying to run a Node.js script using the npm command. The error message “EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, read” indicates that npm is trying to read a directory as if it were a file, which is causing the issue.

The problem is with the command you’re using: npm run -start. The correct syntax to run a Node.js script using npm is npm run script-name. The -start part is incorrect.

To fix this, make sure you have a valid script defined in the “scripts” section of your package.json file. For example, if you have a script named “start” defined, you can run it using the following command:

npm run start

Make sure to navigate to the root directory of your Node.js project where the package.json file is located before running the command.

If you don’t have a “start” script defined, you can add one to your package.json like this:

"scripts": {
  "start": "node your-script.js"

Replace “your-script.js” with the actual name of your Node.js script file.

Once you’ve added the “start” script, save the package.json file, and then try running the script using the correct command:

npm run start

This should execute your Node.js script without any errors.

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