Uncached module require

JavaScript, Node · Sep 15, 2020

Loads a module after removing it from the cache (if exists).

  • Use delete to remove the module from the cache (if exists).
  • Use require() to load the module again.
const requireUncached = module => {
  delete require.cache[require.resolve(module)];
  return require(module);
const fs = requireUncached('fs'); // 'fs' will be loaded fresh every time

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