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When I try to start my app on Heroku I got the following stack trace. It is just a basic like you see with ts-node and nodemon. If you need any more Infos just tell me that because it's my first post. I am really interested in what the answer is going to be.

2020-05-30T00:03:12.201106+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Starting process with command `npm start`
2020-05-30T00:03:14.405285+00:00 app[web.1]: 
2020-05-30T00:03:14.405303+00:00 app[web.1]: > [email protected] start /app
2020-05-30T00:03:14.405303+00:00 app[web.1]: > ts-node src/App.ts
2020-05-30T00:03:14.405304+00:00 app[web.1]: 
2020-05-30T00:03:14.833655+00:00 app[web.1]: (node:23) ExperimentalWarning: The ESM module loader is experimental.
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839311+00:00 app[web.1]: TypeError [ERR_UNKNOWN_FILE_EXTENSION]: Unknown file extension ".ts" for /app/src/App.ts
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839312+00:00 app[web.1]:     at Loader.defaultGetFormat [as _getFormat] (internal/modules/esm/get_format.js:65:15)
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839314+00:00 app[web.1]:     at Loader.getFormat (internal/modules/esm/loader.js:113:42)
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839315+00:00 app[web.1]:     at Loader.getModuleJob (internal/modules/esm/loader.js:244:31)
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839315+00:00 app[web.1]:     at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:97:5)
2020-05-30T00:03:14.839316+00:00 app[web.1]:     at Loader.import (internal/modules/esm/loader.js:178:17)
2020-05-30T00:03:14.847801+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
2020-05-30T00:03:14.847998+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! errno 1
2020-05-30T00:03:14.848957+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! [email protected] start: `ts-node src/App.ts`
2020-05-30T00:03:14.849050+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! Exit status 1
2020-05-30T00:03:14.849172+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! 
2020-05-30T00:03:14.849254+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! Failed at the [email protected] start script.
2020-05-30T00:03:14.849337+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
2020-05-30T00:03:14.854859+00:00 app[web.1]: 
2020-05-30T00:03:14.854998+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
2020-05-30T00:03:14.855069+00:00 app[web.1]: npm ERR!     /app/.npm/_logs/2020-05-30T00_03_14_850Z-debug.log
2020-05-30T00:03:14.907689+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Process exited with status 1
2020-05-30T00:03:14.943718+00:00 heroku[web.1]: State changed from starting to crashed

This is my package.json

   "name": "discordtoornamentmanager",
   "version": "1.0.0",
   "description": "",
   "main": "dist/app.js",
   "type": "module",
   "scripts": {
      "test": "echo "Error: no test specified" && exit 1",
      "dev": "nodemon -x ts-node src/App.ts",
      "start": "ts-node src/App.ts"
   "keywords": [],
   "author": "",
   "license": "ISC",
   "dependencies": {
      "@types/node": "^14.0.5",
      "axios": "^0.19.2",
      "discord.js": "^12.2.0",
      "pg": "^8.2.1",
      "reflect-metadata": "^0.1.10",
      "typeorm": "0.2.25",
      "typescript": "^3.9.3",
      "nodemon": "^2.0.4",
      "ts-node": "8.10.1"


And this is my tsconfig

   "compilerOptions": {
      "lib": [
      "target": "es6",
      "module": "commonjs",
      "moduleResolution": "node",
      "outDir": "dist",
      "resolveJsonModule": true,
      "emitDecoratorMetadata": true,
      "esModuleInterop": true,
      "experimentalDecorators": true,
      "sourceMap": true
   "include": ["src/**/*.ts"],
   "exclude": ["node_modules", "**/*.spec.ts"]



Remove "type": "module" from package.json

Monday, October 10, 2022

ts-node --files src/boot.ts

ts-node in 7.0.0, default do not Load files from tsconfig.json on startup, you should specific --files

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

You should be able to remove the npm directory (typically /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm) and then reinstall one of the official node tarballs, which includes npm (you can find the latest from

Did you upgrade from an older version of node?

If so, that is probably part of the reason why you are having this issue. Older versions of graceful-fs (a dependency of npm) did things that are no longer available in node v7.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Running this code have solved my problem on ubuntu 16.04

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p
Monday, November 14, 2022

I removed the form=unformatted part of the open statement and it got through that part no problem.

I received a different error after fixing the above. After allocating the variables, you try reading from the file without rewinding it. That is, the program last left the file at at the end, so there isn't anything more to read when you try to read it. The fix is simple: tell the program to jump back up to the beginning by using rewind:

do i=1,nr
   read(10,*) ...
Sunday, September 18, 2022
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