Webpack-cli crashes only on Monday

July 6, 2019

Webpack-cli crashes for Windows users, but only on Monday

It seems like a headline from the Onion1. But unfortunately it’s not.

Webpack-cli2 had a bug3 recently because it tried to display a message for donations on the terminal when using it. But that message was only displayed on Monday(because there were complaints about seeing the donation message every time you were running a build).

Then a bug was introduced into that code because it relies on process.getuid which is not available on Windows, making the CLI crash but only on Windows and on Monday \(**)/.

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