path-array

Treat your $PATH like a JavaScript Array

path-array

This module provides a JavaScript Array implementation that is backed by your $PATH env variable. That is, you can use regular Array functions like shift(), pop(), push(), unshift(), etc. to mutate your $PATH.

Also works for preparing an env object for passing to child_process.spawn().

Install with npm:

$ npm install path-array

Interacting with your own $PATH env variable:

var PathArray = require('path-array');
 
// no args uses `process.env` by default 
var p = new PathArray();
 
console.log(p);
// [ './node_modules/.bin', 
//   '/opt/local/bin', 
//   '/opt/local/sbin', 
//   '/usr/local/bin', 
//   '/usr/local/sbin', 
//   '/usr/bin', 
//   '/bin', 
//   '/usr/sbin', 
//   '/sbin', 
//   '/usr/local/bin', 
//   '/opt/X11/bin' ] 
 
// push another path entry. this function mutates the `process.env.PATH` 
p.unshift('/foo');
 
console.log(process.env.PATH);
// '/foo:./node_modules/.bin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/X11/bin' 

Creates and returns a new PathArray instance with the given env object. If no env is specified, then process.env is used by default.

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Nathan Rajlich <nathan@tootallnate.net>

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