Javascript : fs Read function is ignored


I’m using javascript because I have no choice : the api that i’m using is in javascript and only in javascript. I’ve no knowledge about it at all. I’m trying to do a quit function that store data (polls list) in case in of an error before exiting. In parallel of that I have an init function that restore the data.

function quit() {
fs.readFile(pollsName, "utf8", function readFileCallback(err, data) {
// never reach this line
    if (err) {
    } else {
        obj = JSON.parse(data); //now it an object
        obj.poll = => poll.serialize);
        json = JSON.stringify(obj); //convert it back to json
        fs.writeFile(jsonName, json, (e) => {
            if (e) throw e;
            console.log("Polls saved");
        }); // write it back

As you can see I never enter in the readFile() function. However I have another function write() that correctly store logs in similar file. The file name is correct, it is a json file with a key "poll" that represent an empty list. Both fs and exit package are import with "require".
I currently have no clue to solve this situation and i’m struggling on it. At first I was handling signal but I realised it wasn’t possible because write/read are unsafe. With this solution I’m going to catch every error and start this function.

Thank you if you can help me to find a solution

>Solution :

You call readFile, but then you immediately terminate the porgram using exit(1). Simply move the exit(1) into the callback function readFileCallback, so your program terminates after the polls are saved.

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