bjskistad bjskistad - 2 years ago 145
Node.js Question

Get __dirname that module is running in?

Is there a way that my module can get the

of the file it is running a function in? Something like:


module.exports.dir = function(){


var module = require("./module.js");
// /home/user/dir/file.js instead of /home/user/dir/module.js

Answer Source

You can get the main module(the module that imports the current module) name and using path module you can get the dir of it

const {dirname} = require("path");
module.exports.dir = function () {

here if module was run on its own require.main.filename will be equal to itself however if its imported it will give you the name of its importer

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