Getting error when running nodemon server.js


I’m using Visual Studio Code to run ExpressJs in debug mode.


    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "type": "node",
            "request": "launch",
            "name": "Launch Program",
            "skipFiles": [
            "program": "${workspaceFolder}\\nodemon server.js"

I’m getting the following error when I start debugging.

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If I run nodemon server.js in the terminal it works. The above error only appears when using Visual Studio Code debugging. I have tried the the following:

  1. Remove node_modules and reinstall node_modules
  2. Reinstall nodemon globally


I ended up using Visual Studio Code "JavaScript Debug Terminal". In the terminal I run command nodemon server.js and it works.

Answered By – Kestal

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