Brad Brad - 25 days ago 8
Node.js Question

Proper way to remove middleware from the Express stack?

Is there a canonical way to remove middleware added with

app.use
from the stack? It seems that it should be possible to just modify the
app.stack
array directly
, but I am wondering if there is a documented method I should be considering first.

Answer

use actually comes from Connect (not Express), and all it really does is push the middleware function onto the app's stack.

So you should be just fine splicing the function out of the array.

However, keep in mind there is no documentation around app.stack nor is there a function to remove middleware. You run the risk of a future version of Connect making changes incompatible with your code.

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