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    Node-RED Library File Store Plugin

    Requires Node-RED 1.3 or later.

    Node-RED allows you to import and export flows from a local library. The built-in library stores its contents in ~/.node-red/lib.

    This library plugin allows you to add additional libraries in other locations.

    For example, you may have a directory that is shared on the local network, or automatically synced with a cloud service such as Dropbox.

    If you are collaborating with other developers, this makes it easier to have a shared library to store reusable flows and components.


    This module should be installed under ~/.node-red/ as you would any other Node-RED node module.

    npm install @node-red/library-file-store


    1. Edit your Node-RED settings file - typically ~/.node-red/settings.js

    2. Find the editorTheme section and add a library section if one does not already exist.

    3. Under that section add a sources array. Within that array you can add as many new file store sources as you want.

      editorTheme: {
          library: {
              sources: [
                      id: "team-collaboration-library",
                      type: "node-red-library-file-store",
                      path: "/Users/tom/work/team-library/",
                      label: "Team collaboration",
                      icon: "font-awesome/fa-users"

    The configuration object can have the following properties:

    Property Description
    id Required
    A unique, url-safe, identifier for the library. Should contain only letters, numbers and the symbols - _.
    type Required
    Must be set to node-red-library-file-store
    path Required
    The absolute path to the where the library should be stored
    label An optional label to use in the editor, otherwise the id will be used.
    icon An optional icon from FontAwesome 4.7.
    types By default the library will be used to store all types of object. It can be restricted to certain types by setting this property to an array of the acceptable types.
    For example, to restrict it to just flows, set this property to ["flows"].
    readOnly To make this a read-only library so it can only be used to import from, set this property to true.



    npm i @node-red/library-file-store

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