npm init is failing to prompt or output package.json! It executes and gives me the shell prompt again without any failure message, and without actually prompting.
os: macOS Catalina
node version: 12.12.0
npm version: 6.12.0
I’ve re-installed npm and no change
$ npm init This utility will walk you through creating a package.json file. It only covers the most common items, and tries to guess sensible defaults. See `npm help json` for definitive documentation on these fields and exactly what they do. Use `npm install <pkg>` afterwards to install a package and save it as a dependency in the package.json file. Press ^C at any time to quit. $ <prompt>