Stuck getting started with a node/typescript project

I am starting a new project on replit for the first time. Its a very basic scraper. I already have it working in VSCode but can’t work out how to get going in replit - would love some help! This is the error I get when i try to run my code:

Error: Cannot find module ‘/home/runner/scraper/index.js’
Require stack:

  • /nix/store/29fdcv1yhlll61ml8a31qdkrbprxd7gs-prybar-nodejs-0.0.0-67f7a00/prybar_assets/nodejs/module-context-hook.js
  • /tmp/prybar-nodejs-3321562800.js
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:985:15)
    at Function.resolve (node:internal/modules/cjs/helpers:109:19)

I added a tsconfig.json file, here it is:

“compilerOptions”: {
“target”: “es2021”,
“module”: “commonjs”,
“lib”: [“es2021”,“dom”],
“esModuleInterop”: true,
“moduleResolution”: “node”,
“experimentalDecorators”: true,
“noImplicitAny”: false,
“outDir”: “./build”,
“baseUrl”: “./src”,
“allowUnreachableCode”: true,
“sourceMap”: true,
“skipLibCheck”: true
“include”: [“src/*/”],
“exclude”: [“node_modules”]

I have one index.ts file inside an SRC folder and thats it.

Link here -


Hey, @drninja777 welcome to the forums!

Can you please provide a link to the repl?

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Sorry about that - its here

My post was marked as spam but its back now. Thanks for the help.

That repl doesn’t appear to exist. Is it private?

Sorry you are right - made it public :slight_smile:

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Node repls run from index.js by default. You should change the entrypoint field in the .replit file to src/index.ts

Also, if you’re planning on using TS, I’d suggest using the TypeScript template :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks! Um…where is my .replit file?

Sorry v new to this!

Oops sorry, should have said! You need to click the three dots at the top of the flietree and then select show hidden files.

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Replit wont let me post another link here for some reason.

I tried again with the ts template you found but still cant get anything to run - maybe i should stick to VScode!

If you know of any typescript + pupeteer templates I would love to take a look. Might post a bounty for one in a bit if i cant work it out. Thanks for the help!

Here is a link to my next try -

@drninja777 please stop sharing join links. It makes it so anybody can delete all your code. Instead please share a link to the cover page of the repl.

Looks like running the code is working but you have a bug in the code. This is now supposed to be in code help.