@pitaj Many thanks for your effort 🙏

Okay so I just npm link'ed my plugin again so I thought some file will be updated. But they weren't.

Here is my full source code of libary.js:

'use strict'; /* NodeBB Basic Plugin Libraries */ const controllers = require('./lib/controllers'); const plugin = {}; /* Third Party Libraries */ const Discord = require("discord.js"); const fs = require("fs"); // Nodebb Discord Bot const config = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync("./utils/config.json", "utf-8")); var client = new Discord.Client(); let debug = true; plugin.init = function (params, callback, client) { myDebug("nodebb-discord-bot-started"); callback(); }; function myDebug(msg){ if(debug){ console.log(msg); } } module.exports = plugin; 2021-01-12T10:46:19.318Z [4567/4689] - error: Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open './utils/config.json' at Object.openSync (fs.js:462:3) at Object.readFileSync (fs.js:364:35) at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ubuntu/nodebb-linked-modules/nodebb-plugin-makesmart-discord-bot/library.js:15:30) at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:999:30) at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1027:10) at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:863:32) at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:708:14) at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:887:19) at require (internal/modules/cjs/helpers.js:74:18) at Object.Plugins.requireLibrary (/home/ubuntu/nodebb/src/plugins/index.js:70:39)

I tried it with path again:

// Nodebb Discord Bot var configpath = path.join(__dirname, 'utils', 'config.json'); const config = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync(configpath, "utf-8")); var client = new Discord.Client();

an suddenly ... it worked! o.O

2021-01-12T10:51:15.711Z [4567/4765] - info: [api] Adding 2 route(s) to `api/v3/plugins` 2021-01-12T10:51:15.889Z [4567/4765] - info: Routes added 2021-01-12T10:51:15.933Z [4567/4765] - info: NodeBB Ready 2021-01-12T10:51:15.943Z [4567/4765] - info: Enabling 'trust proxy' 2021-01-12T10:51:15.972Z [4567/4765] - info: NodeBB is now listening on: 0.0.0.0:4567

I think it was really because I ran npm link again. Funny.* I'm sorry. Most of the time, the problem is in front of the computer. 🙄

But still a strange behavior in my opinion. Well ... Good to know for the future. @PitaJ as mentioned thank you for you effort. 🙏

For any others having the same issue:

Read the Stackoverflow Solution posted by @PitaJ right here If it still not work use npm link in ./nodebb again to refresh something in the plugin folder ...I dont know tbh ... 😄