parentpath

Find parent directory of a path.

Node.js - parentpath

Find parent directory of a path.

Let's say that you are building an app that generates file structures. You want the users of your app to navigate to this file directory or any subdirectory and be able to run the commands of your app.

Think rails g model from the Rails root directory or any subdirectory.

npm install parentpath

Let's say we have the following directory:

/users/jp
└── mynewblog
    ├── sky
    │   ├── pages
    │   │   └── animals
    │   │       ├── animals.md
    │   │       ├── mammals
    │   │       │   └── humans
    │   │       └── reptiles
    │   │           └── snakes
    │   │               └── reptiles.md
    │   └── sky.json
    └── articles
        └── cool_article.md
var pp = require('parentpath')
process.chdir('/users/jp/mynewblog/sky/pages/animals/repites');
pp('sky', function(dir) {
  console.log(dir); // = /users/jp/mynewblog 
});

Be a bit more precise if you want:

var parent = require('parentpath')
process.chdir('/users/jp/mynewblog/sky/pages/animals/repites');
parent('sky/sky.json', function(dir) {
  console.log(dir); // = /users/jp/mynewblog 
});

(MIT License)

Copyright 2012, JP Richardson jprichardson@gmail.com