I installed CoffeeScript on my machine with
npm install -g coffee-script I get the following message when I check cake version:
$ coffee -v CoffeeScript version 1.3.3 [~] $ cake -v path.existsSync is now called `fs.existsSync`. /usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/lib/coffee-script/cake.js:108 throw new Error("Cakefile not found in " + (process.cwd())); ^ Error: Cakefile not found in /Users/Phil at cakefileDirectory (/usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/lib/coffee-script/cake.js:108:11) at cakefileDirectory (/usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/lib/coffee-script/cake.js:106:14) at cakefileDirectory (/usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/lib/coffee-script/cake.js:106:14) at Object.exports.run (/usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/lib/coffee-script/cake.js:49:19) at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/share/npm/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/bin/cake:7:38) at Module._compile (module.js:449:26) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:467:10) at Module.load (module.js:356:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12) at Module.runMain (module.js:492:10)
Does anyone know how can I fix this?
There are two issues here.
The first is a known issue which causes:
path.existsSync is now called `fs.existsSync`
You can find out more about the issue here: https://github.com/jashkenas/coffee-script/pull/2411
As stated in the pull request, it should be fixed in the coffee-script master branch. So you can download the latest source from GitHub and it should resolve the issue for you.
Otherwise, try installing an older version of node: http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.6.6/
The second issue which is addressed in other answers, is the need for a Cakefile in the directory that you are running the cake command in.