I don't see the .env File - Basic Node and Express - Use the .env File

The challenge says to modify the .env file but I don’t see it :
It also says it’s ‘hidden’, so do I do something to reveal it? :upside_down_face:


Challenge: Basic Node and Express - Use the .env File

Link to the challenge:


I don’t remember what I did but it just showed:
envfileshowed .

Oh, i just remembered, I clicked on the debugger, another window popped up, I just closed it, then when I came back to this tab, it showed.

Maybe the page refreshed or something? If anyone could explain, it would be cool! :smiley:

the .env file isn’t supplied in the challenge template. you need to click ‘new file’ and create ‘.env’
maybe the debugger caught that it didn’t exist and made it? I’m not sure.

just a note for future challenge templates, the .env may not be provided and needs to be created.


I hope they update the ‘hints’ with that, thank you!


@djma777 They are working out a lot of the little bugs. I just remembered this one because I went through it recently. As you progress through this certification and into the Projects, check the GitHub links and read the issues & pull requests if you are pulling out your hair. (Fitness Tracker project specifically for me)