Ionic serve not closing NodeJS instances


I noticed that when quitting ionic serve (with q), the NodeJS instance doesn’t close. This means that when I run ionic serve again there are now two instances running at the same time. I’m on windows with @ionic/app-scripts 0.0.36 and the latest CLI. After quitting ionic serve, if I close a NodeJS instance from the task manager the terminal displays this error message:

npm ERR! Windows_NT 10.0.14393
npm ERR! argv “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe” “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\bin\npm-cli.js” “run” “watch” "–color"
npm ERR! node v6.2.1
npm ERR! npm v3.9.3
npm ERR! myapp@ watch: ionic-app-scripts watch
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the myapp@ watch script ‘ionic-app-scripts watch’.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the myapp package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! ionic-app-scripts watch
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs meal-planner
npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls myapp
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! C:\cygwin64\home\name\blah\npm-debug.log

On a side note, the app scripts have been improved a ton lately! Great work.


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Could you update to the latest CLI version, 2.1.1. This should be fixed in that release.

I did an npm uninstall -g ionic and then I did npm install -g ionic. Still getting the same problem. I’m on:

node 6.2.1
npm 3.9.3
ionic CLI 2.1.1
cordova 6.3.1

I tried both in cygwin and windows command prompt and still get the issue.


I’m getting this error on three separate windows machines with two different ionic projects. All using the versions mentioned above. Should I be trying a different node version or?


I’m having the same problem as well.
We are a dev team of 5 people.
The projekt is created on one of our 3 mac-using devs.
The 2 windows devs are getting the same error message as mentioned by sudharsan.

Versions are all updated and fine.

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Try that command npm install express