find-root

find the closest package.json

find-root

recursively find the closest package.json

Say you want to check if the directory name of a project matches its module name in package.json:

var path = require('path')
var findRoot = require('find-root')
 
// from a starting directory, recursively search for the nearest 
// directory containing package.json 
var root = findRoot('/Users/jden/dev/find-root/tests')
// => '/Users/jden/dev/find-root' 
 
var dirname = path.basename(root)
console.log('is it the same?')
console.log(dirname === require(path.join(root, 'package.json')).name)

Returns the path for the nearest directory to startingPath containing a package.json file, eg /foo/module.

Throws an error if no package.json is found at any level in the startingPath.

$ npm install find-root

From package root:

$ npm install
$ npm test

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