node package manager



Find package.json files in module and load information from it.


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$ npm install module-info


Base option is to set base directory of module.

var Info = require('module-info');
var info = new Info('/path/to/some/module');

Find from file in module

If you have got some file somewhere in module directory tree, module-info can find information about module automatically.

var info = Info.fromFile('/path/to/some/module/and/some/file/in/it.js');

Find by name (in node_modules)

You can search for information about some module on which your module is dependent.

var info = Info.fromName(module, 'dependent-module');

Find for your module

This option is similar for example to package pkginfo.

var info = Info.self(module);

Info object

  • getPackagePath(): returns path to package.json file
  • getData(): returns parsed JSON data from package.json file
  • getName(): returns name of module
  • getPath(): returns resolved path to module
  • getVersion(): returns version of module
  • getMainFile(): returns resolved full path to main file (even it is not defined in package.json)
  • getModuleName(string filePath, bool relative = false): returns name for file in module used in require method
  • isNpmDependency(): return true if module is dependency for another module
  • isFileInModule(string filePath): checks if file is in module directory (not in any dependent sub-module)


$ npm test


  • 1.2.3

    • Move under Carrooi organization
    • Abandon package
  • 1.2.2

    • Bug with giving name of some files
  • 1.2.1

    • getModuleName can return name relatively to base module directory
  • 1.2.0

    • Added method isNpmDependency
    • Added method isFileInModule
    • Method getModuleName throw an error if file is not in module
    • Some refactoring in tests
  • 1.1.2

    • Just typo in readme
  • 1.1.11

    • If main section in package.json is not defined and file ./index.js exists, it will be returned from getMainFile method
    • Method getPackageData renamed to getData
    • Method getPackageData is now deprecated
  • 1.1.0

    • Added getPath method
    • Added getModuleName method
  • 1.0.0

    • First version