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    alias-resolverpublic

    Alias Resolver for Node

    MacOS has had a concept of Aliases since System 7. These work a little like symbolic links, a little like hard links, but basically appear to be empty files to command-line applications.

    Since I need to figure out where these links point to, I created this node module. For obvious reasons, it will only work on macOS.

    This module now also allows the creation of alias files, and includes two bin/ utilities.

    Usage

    Given a file at /Users/foo/file that has an alias /Users/foo/Documents/doc:

    const aliasResolver = require('alias-resolver').default;
    const resolvedFile = aliasResolver('/Users/foo/file'); 
    //resolvedFile is /Users/foo/Documents/doc
    
    const anotherResolvedFile = aliasResolver('/Users/foo/notAnAlias');
    //anotherResolvedFile is null
    
    const createAlias = require('alias-resolver').createAlias;
    createAlias('/usr/bin/ls', './ls-alias');
    

    Global Usage

    Alias files are tricky to deal with on the command-line. This module now includes two helpers to make things easier.

      > npm -g install alias-resolver
      > create-alias /usr/bin/ls ./ls-alias
      > resolve-alias ls-alias
      /usr/bin/ls
    

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    install

    npm i alias-resolver

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    7

    version

    1.0.1

    license

    ISC

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