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Get the path of the parent module


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What is parent-module?

The parent-module npm package allows you to find and require the parent module of a current module, which is useful in situations where you need to interact with or modify the behavior of the module that required your module. This can be particularly useful for plugins or modules that extend or modify the functionality of other modules.

What are parent-module's main functionalities?

Find and require the parent module

This feature allows you to find and require the parent module of the current module. The code sample demonstrates how to require the parent-module package and then use it to get the parent module. The 'parent' variable will contain the module object of the parent, and you can access properties such as 'filename' to get the file name of the parent module.

const parentModule = require('parent-module');
const parent = parentModule();
console.log(parent.filename);

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parent-module

Get the path of the parent module

Node.js exposes module.parent, but it only gives you the first cached parent, which is not necessarily the actual parent.

Install

npm install parent-module

Usage

// bar.js
import parentModule from 'parent-module';

export default function bar() {
	console.log(parentModule());
	//=> '/Users/sindresorhus/dev/unicorn/foo.js'
};
// foo.js
import bar from './bar.js';

bar();

API

parentModule(filePath?)

By default, it will return the path of the immediate parent.

filePath

Type: string
Default: __filename

The file path of the module of which to get the parent path.

Useful if you want it to work multiple module levels down.

Tip

Combine it with read-pkg-up to read the package.json of the parent module.

import path from 'node:path';
import {readPackageUpSync} from 'read-pkg-up';
import parentModule from 'parent-module';

console.log(readPackageUpSync({cwd: path.dirname(parentModule())}).pkg);
//=> {name: 'chalk', version: '1.0.0', …}

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Last updated on 14 Sep 2023

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