Intended Audience: Hip Newbie
New to Node JS and still working via file processing? This can get really tedious if you’re like me and would like to experiment on the fly. Well, there’s a nice little utility in Node that implements a REPL (read-eval-print loop)! If you’ve ever accidentally typed “node”, at your command, without specifying your script file to run, then you’ve taken yourself–inadvertently, albeit–to Node’s REPL interface. The default prompt is simply a greater-than sign, “>”.
Here’s a little hint, type “.help” to get a list of commands for the REPL interface as implemented by default.
Feel free to go through the Node.js docs to get more details.