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find-cache-dir

0.1.1 • Public • Published

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Finds the common standard cache directory.

Recently the nyc and AVA projects decided to standardize on a common directory structure for storing cache information:

# nyc 
./node_modules/.cache/nyc
 
# ava 
./node_modules/.cache/ava
 
# your-module 
./node_modules/.cache/your-module

This module makes it easy to correctly locate the cache directory according to this shared spec. If this pattern becomes ubiquitous, clearing the cache for multiple dependencies becomes easy and consistent:

rm -rf ./node_modules/.cache

If you decide to adopt this pattern, please file a PR adding your name to the list of adopters below.

Install

$ npm install --save find-cache-dir

Usage

const findCacheDir = require('find-cache-dir');
 
findCacheDir({name: 'unicorns'});
//=> /user/path/node-modules/.cache/unicorns

API

findCacheDir([options])

Finds the cache dir using the supplied options. The algorithm tries to find a package.json file, searching every parent directory of the cwd specified (or implied from other options). It returns a string containing the absolute path to the cache directory, or null if package.json was never found.

options

name

Required
Type: string

This should be the same as your project name in package.json.

files

Type: array of string

An array of files that will be searched for a common parent directory. This common parent directory will be used in lieu of the cwd option below.

cwd

Type: string
Default process.cwd()

The directory to start searching for a package.json from.

create

Type: boolean
Default false

If true, the directory will be created synchronously before returning.

thunk

Type: boolean
Default false

If true, this modifies the return type to be a function that is a thunk for path.join(theFoundCacheDirectory).

const thunk = findCacheDir({name: 'foo', thunk: true});
 
thunk();
//=> /some/path/node_modules/.cache/foo
 
thunk('bar.js')
//=> /some/path/node_modules/.cache/foo/bar.js
 
thunk('baz', 'quz.js')
//=> /some/path/node_modules/.cache/foo/baz/quz.js

This is helpful for actually putting actual files in the cache!

Adopters

License

MIT © James Talmage

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npm i find-cache-dir

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