require modules using app root relative paths, e.g. local('/lib/utils') instead of require('../../../lib/utils')
loquire lets you require modules using app root relative paths, e.g.
local('/lib/utils') instead of
require('../../../lib/utils'). The latter is ugly, hard to maintain, hard to read, and will break when you try to re-organise your app's directory structure.
$ npm install loquire
Add the following at or near the top of your Node app's entry point (e.g. app.js)
globallocal = require'loquire' rootDir: __dirname ;
This assumes your app.js entry point is in your apps root directory, otherwise you'll have to set the
rootDir parameter accordingly.
To use in modules:
// var utils = require('../../../lib/utils');var utils = local'/lib/utils';
App root relative paths should always start with a forward slash (/lib/utils). If you want to omit the slash to access a module in the same directory, then just use Node's native require function:
var utils = require'./utils';
$ npm test
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