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listenJS: Helper function for express apps to listen on a port or socket

via chielkunkels/listen.js · GitHub.

Listen.js is a function that helps abstract listening functionality for your express-based apps. There’s a good chance it’ll work for other stuff as well, but this has not been tested.

It supports listening on either a port or a unix socket and handles left behind socket files and such by checking if they’re still in use. If a socket file is still in use, the process will exit. If not, it’ll delete the socket file and listen.