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    parent-module
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    2.0.0 • Public • Published

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    Get the path of the parent module

    Node.js exposes module.parent, but it only gives you the first cached parent, which is not necessarily the actual parent.

    Install

    $ npm install parent-module
    

    Usage

    // bar.js
    const parentModule = require('parent-module');
     
    module.exports = () => {
        console.log(parentModule());
        //=> '/Users/sindresorhus/dev/unicorn/foo.js'
    };
    // foo.js
    const bar = require('./bar');
     
    bar();

    API

    parentModule([filePath])

    By default, it will return the path of the immediate parent.

    filePath

    Type: string
    Default: __filename

    File path of the module of which to get the parent path.

    Useful if you want it to work multiple module levels down.

    Tip

    Combine it with read-pkg-up to read the package.json of the parent module.

    const path = require('path');
    const readPkgUp = require('read-pkg-up');
    const parentModule = require('parent-module');
     
    console.log(readPkgUp.sync({cwd: path.dirname(parentModule())}).pkg);
    //=> {name: 'chalk', version: '1.0.0', …}

    License

    MIT © Sindre Sorhus

    Install

    npm i parent-module

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    15,525,580

    Version

    2.0.0

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    4.63 kB

    Total Files

    5

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