loquire

require modules using app root relative paths, e.g. local('/lib/utils') instead of require('../../../lib/utils')

loquire

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)

global.local = 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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