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For this exercise, we are going to build a simple command line tool which allows us to make a request to an API and store the data in a text file! We will be using the following modules:
fs - for reading and writing to a file
process - for gathering arguments from the command line
request - for making API requests (this is an external module)
This application should accept a command line argument using
process.argv. The command line argument should be a search term and your application should make an API request to the dad joke API to search for a joke based on the search term. If it finds jokes matching the term, it should output a random joke, and should also save the joke to a file called
jokes.txt. If it doesn't find a joke, it should log a message to the console telling the user that no jokes were found for that search term.
leaderboard. If that command line argument is passed in, your application should return the most popular joke based on how many times it appears in
When you're ready, move on to Introduction to Express.js