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read-pkg-up v7.0.1

Read the closest package.json file

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Read the closest package.json file



$ npm install read-pkg-up


const readPkgUp = require('read-pkg-up');

(async () => {
    console.log(await readPkgUp());
        packageJson: {
            name: 'awesome-package',
            version: '1.0.0',
        path: '/Users/sindresorhus/dev/awesome-package/package.json'



Returns a Promise<object> or Promise<undefined> if no package.json was found.


Returns the result object or undefined if no package.json was found.


Type: object


Type: string
Default: process.cwd()

Directory to start looking for a package.json file.


Type: boolean
Default: true

Normalize the package data.

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  • read-pkg - Read a package.json file
  • pkg-up - Find the closest package.json file
  • find-up - Find a file by walking up parent directories
  • pkg-conf - Get namespaced config from the closest package.json


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