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    0.4.1 • Public • Published


    An easy way to expose properties on a module from a package.json

    Installing pkginfo

      npm install pkginfo


    How often when writing node.js modules have you written the following line(s) of code?

    • Hard code your version string into your code
      exports.version = '0.1.0';
    • Programmatically expose the version from the package.json
      exports.version = require('/path/to/package.json').version;

    In other words, how often have you wanted to expose basic information from your package.json onto your module programmatically? WELL NOW YOU CAN!


    Using pkginfo is idiot-proof, just require and invoke it.

      var pkginfo = require('pkginfo')(module);

    By invoking the pkginfo module all of the properties in your package.json file will be automatically exposed on the callee module (i.e. the parent module of pkginfo).

    Here's a sample of the output:

      { name: 'simple-app',
        description: 'A test fixture for pkginfo',
        version: '0.1.0',
        author: 'Charlie Robbins <>',
        keywords: [ 'test', 'fixture' ],
        main: './index.js',
        scripts: { test: 'vows test/*-test.js --spec' },
        engines: { node: '>= 0.4.0' } }

    Expose specific properties

    If you don't want to expose all properties on from your package.json on your module then simple pass those properties to the pkginfo function:

      var pkginfo = require('pkginfo')(module, 'version', 'author');
      { version: '0.1.0',
        author: 'Charlie Robbins <>' }

    If you're looking for further usage see the examples included in this repository.

    Run Tests

    Tests are written in vows and give complete coverage of all APIs.

      npm install
      npm test

    Author: Charlie Robbins

    License: MIT


    npm i pkginfo

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