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socket io and node js to send message to particular client  using -'node.js,socket.io,messaging'

Sending message to all client works well but I want to send message to particular username. my server.js file looks like. What it does is when http://localhost:8080 is run, the client code adds user to the object usernames as well as in socket object. And instantly returns the individual message to each of the connected client.

//var io = require('socket.io').listen(8080);
var app = require('http').createServer(handler)
  , io = require('socket.io').listen(app)
  , fs = require('fs')
var usernames={};  
 app.listen(8080);

// on server started we can load our client.html page
function handler ( req, res ) {
  fs.readFile( __dirname + '/client.html' ,
  function ( err, data ) {
    if ( err ) {
      console.log( err );
      res.writeHead(500);
      return res.end( 'Error loading client.html' );
    }
    res.writeHead( 200 );
    res.end( data );
  });
};
io.set('log level', 1); // reduce logging
io.sockets.on('connection', function (socket) {

 socket.on('adduser', function(username){
        // store the username in the socket session for this client
        socket.username = username;
        // add the client's username to the global list
        usernames[username] = username;
        // send client to room 1
        console.log(username+' has connected to the server');
        // echo to client they've connected
  });

  socket.on('pmessage', function (data) {
        // we tell the client to execute 'updatechat' with 2 parameters
        io.sockets.emit("pvt",socket.username,data+socket.username); // This works
        io.sockets.socket(socket.username).emit("pvt",socket.username,data+socket.username); // THIS DOESNOT
   });

  socket.on('disconnect', function(){
        // remove the username from global usernames list
        delete usernames[socket.username];

        // echo globally that this client has left
       console.log(socket.username + ' has disconnected');
    });
});


The portion that emits message

socket.on('pmessage', function (data) {
        // we tell the client to execute 'updatechat' with 2 parameters
        io.sockets.emit("pvt",socket.username,data+socket.username); // This works and sends message to all clients
        io.sockets.socket(socket.username).emit("pvt",socket.username,data+socket.username); // THIS DOESNOT
   });

    

asked Sep 24, 2015 by mcasudhir
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