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args in launch.json not getting picked up. #2167

rkavalap opened this Issue Jan 22, 2016 · 1 comment


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rkavalap commented Jan 22, 2016

I am trying with the below configuration. args for the program are not getting picked up. Is there something I am missing. ?
I am expecting something like "node node_modules/nightwatch/bin/runner.js --test buildOutput/JavaScript1.js --env devtest-chrome-win8" to be executed.
"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
"name": "Launch",
"type": "node",
"request": "launch",
"program": "node_modules/nightwatch/bin/runner.js",
"stopOnEntry": false,
"args": [
"--test buildOutput/JavaScript1.js --env devtest-chrome-win8"
"cwd": ".",
"runtimeExecutable": null,
"runtimeArgs": [
"env": {
"NODE_ENV": "development"
"externalConsole": true,
"sourceMaps": false,
"outDir": null
"name": "Attach",
"type": "node",
"request": "attach",
"port": 5858

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weinand commented Jan 22, 2016

@rkavalap you have to pass the arguments as individual string elements:

"args": [
   "--test", "buildOutput/JavaScript1.js",
   "--env", "devtest-chrome-win8"

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