Published Jan 11 2023
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' dotenv.config() console.log(process.env.PASSWORD)
This assumes you use ES modules (if not, it’s as easy as adding
"type": "module", in your
I wrote an entire book on this topic 👇