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node.js utility for exporting a directory of files as modules.

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Install with npm (requires Node.js >=10):

$ npm install --save export-files

Heads up!

Currently this library only works with require.


Specify the directory with files to export:


Given that __dirname has three files, a.js, b.js, and c.js:

module.exports = require('export-files')(__dirname);
//=> { a: [getter], b: [getter], c: [getter] }

The second argment may be an object to intialize with. This is useful when you want to use export-files to extend an existing object.

const utils = {};
utils.doSomething = () => {};
module.exports = require('export-files')(__dirname, utils);
//=> { doSomething: [function], a: [getter], b: [getter], c: [getter] }



Directories to ignore.

Type: string|array

Default: ['.git', 'node_modules', 'test', 'tmp', 'temp', 'vendor']


The following examples shows how to override the default values and, in this case, not ignore any directories.

const requires = require('export-files');
module.exports = requires(__dirname, undefined, { ignoreDirs: [] });


Recurse into child directories.

Type: boolean

Default: false


const requires = require('export-files');
module.exports = requires(__dirname, undefined, { recursive: true });


Function to exclude files from the result.

Type: function

Default: Excludes files named index.js


const requires = require('export-files');
module.exports = requires(__dirname, undefined, file => file.name !== 'a.js');


Modify the casing of keys for exported files.

Type: string, array<string>, or function

.case may be defined as a function to use custom casing on exported names.

If defined as an array or string, valid values are any of the following:

  • stem - the file name without modification, excluding file extension
  • name - alias for stem
  • basename - the full file name, including file extension
  • pascal - pasacal case stem, useful for class names
  • camel - camel case stem
  • lower - lower case stem
  • snake - snake case stem
  • auto - (default) attempts to automatically determine casing when exports might be a mixture of casings, like class names and camel case method names.

You may define multiple cases.

Default: auto


const requires = require('export-files');
module.exports = requires(__dirname, undefined, { case: ['camel', 'pascal'] });


v3.0.0 - breaking changes

  • Improvements were made to support recursion and renaming keys. See readme for more details and available options.

v0.2.0 - breaking changes

  • Non-javascript files are no longer handled. That functionality was moved to to-exports. This decision was made to keep this lib as fast as possible.
  • This library no longer takes any arguments besides the directory to read.



Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
Building docs

(This project's readme.md is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the .verb.md readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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