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Meteor App Check for Ensuring You're Using --settings
// lets complain to server command line if you forgot --settings when running Meteor
Meteor.startup(function () {
if (Meteor.isServer) {
if (Object.keys(Meteor.settings).length === 0) {
console.log("You forgot to run Meteor with --settings!");
}
}
});

Pro tip, for sure. This is a great way to help developers get introduced to Meteor or a Meteor project.

Have you seen this way of passing initializing settings? https://github.com/awatson1978/meteor-cookbook/blob/master/cookbook/environment-detection.md#configuring-an-app-based-on-different-environemnts

I have been using that technique in a few projects now.

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BretFisher commented Jan 22, 2015

That's excellent. It's actually what we do in Node.js projects but I never looked at repeating it in Meteor. Thanks.

Sorry to sound super daft, but why should you start Meteor apps with --settings? What are --settings and how are they best used? From what I gather it's a way of setting environment variables? Would love a noob guide to settings.

queso commented Jan 23, 2015

Settings are a way to have a per environment variable easily controller by the settings file. Think of things like s3 keys, etc.

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