How to use .env files in Node.js with import syntax
I assume you have a Node.js project set up to use ES modules, and you want to use a
.env file to store a secret, like this:
And you want to have it available in your Node.js script.
Here’s how to do it.
npm i dotenv
Then use this code:
import * as dotenv from 'dotenv'
This assumes you use ES modules (if not, it’s as easy as adding
"type": "module", in your
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