Convert to absolute path

JavaScript, Node, String · Oct 22, 2020

Converts a tilde path to an absolute path.

  • Use String.prototype.replace() with a regular expression and os.homedir() to replace the ~ in the start of the path with the home directory.
const untildify = str =>
  str.replace(/^~($|\/|\\)/, `${require('os').homedir()}$1`);
untildify('~/node'); // '/Users/aUser/node'

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