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How to use import in Node.js

Published Dec 22 2022

Using Node.js and you want to stop using require()?

const fs = require('fs')

and instead use the ES modules import syntax?

import fs from 'fs'

You have to do this.

Go in the package.json file and add "type": "module",, like this:

{
  "name": "projectname",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  ...the rest of your file
}
{
  "name": "projectname",
  "type": "module",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  ...the rest of your file
}

That’s it!

You can now use import like

import fs from 'fs'


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