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Hello, this challenge does not work on replit. When I try to add “author”: “my name” into package.JSON, it throws and error. Also, from your explanation, it is not clear, where should I add this? Into “Repository” object? Into “Main”? Or elswhere? Please help, the instructions are unclear.

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Challenge: How to Use package.json, the Core of Any Node.js Project or npm Package

Link to the challenge:

you need to add a new key-value pair in the package.json file

Here is my solution, I tried different variations, it always throws and error. Also, how should I save it online and submit a link?


	"name": "fcc-learn-npm-package-json",
	"dependencies": {
		"express": "^4.14.0"
	"main": "server.js",
	"scripts": {
		"start": "node server.js"
	"repository": {
		"type": "git",
		"url": "https://idontknow/todo.git"
    "author": "Milos Leng"

This is the error it gives me now:

package.json: invalid character ‘"’ after object key:value pair

you are missing a comma, it’s an object, you need a comma after each key-value pair, so you need one before "author" too

Thank you very much, sorry, I am such a noob. Sorry for wasting your time.

it should be saved in your replit account, just submit the link to the preview on the right

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Sorry again, but I do not see any option to save my file. I can only run it, but there is not a “save” option…

I tried to submit these 2 links:

But I get an error at that t does not include “author” key

please see the screen below:

I’m getting the “author” error as well. Can’t figured this one out.

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