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Simple .npm-init.js Example

Below is a simple example of how to create an .npm-init.js file which should be located in the root of your home directory. When running npm init this script is executed and anything contained in the module.exports section will be inserted into a new package.json or merged in if package.json already exists.

var fs = require('fs')

var httpServerExample = 'var http = require(\'http\')\n\n' +
    'var PORT = 1337\n\n' +
    'http.createServer(function (req, res) {\n' +
    '    res.writeHead(200, {\'Content-Type\': \'text/plain\'})\n' +
    '    res.end(\'Hello World!\')\n' +
    '}).listen(PORT, \'127.0.0.1\')\n' +
    'console.log(\'Server running on port: \' + PORT)'

var cwd = process.cwd(),
    name = cwd.split('/').pop(),
    mainFile = '/index.js'

// Write a new index.js if one doesn't exist already
try {
    fs.lstatSync(cwd + mainFile)
} catch(err) {
    fs.writeFileSync(cwd + mainFile, httpServerExample)
}

module.exports = {
    version: '0.1.0',
    name: name,
    main: 'index.js',
    scripts: {
        start: 'node index.js'
    }
}