Ionic serve will not run at all now due to EADDRINUSE


#1

Anytime I try to run ionic serve, I get:

... Uhoh. Got error listen EADDRINUSE ...
Error: listen EADDRINUSE

The initial port was being used, but I’ve tried multiple different ports now and they all throw the same error.


#2

Fascinating - it was Brackets. I closed Brackets and then this worked. Any idea why Brackets would block usage on any port? I should also say I had used the Static extension (https://github.com/sbruchmann/brackets-static-preview) right before (I had momentarily forgot about ionic serve), so it may not be Brackets but the combinaiton of that + this particular extension.


#3

@raymondcamden yeah the static preview could have caused the issue. As the both use LiveReload, there must have been a conflict