I am learning react and find myself running
npm start on the terminal a couple of times but its annoying how it opens a new browser window everytime. I'm trying to stop this from happening on linux.
I found a solution for how to do this on Windows, but how can I do it on Linux?
I don't think you need to run
npm start so often. I've created my project via
create-react-app which comes with Hot Module Reloading or HMR(restarts the server on any saved edit) in-built.
Starting a new React server multiple times can also be problematic as every time it will run on a different port. If you're integrating an API that has CORS set up for a particular port, it won't work on other instances.
What to do?
create-react-app(cra) or add HMR using some library if you don't want to use
cra. Here is a tutorial for that (haven't tested it).
Ctrl + Cwhen you don't want to use it.
If the folder /etc/profile.d doesn't exist create it. Then run
touch /etc/profile.d/[any descriptive name here].sh and open it in the text editor of your choice. Then add
export BROWSER=none there.
Then logout and login again. If it didn't work then try putting
export BROWSER="none" in the file.
This is setting an environment variable.
Hope this helps.