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walk-back

walk-back

Walk up the directory tree until the specified path is found.

Example

const walkBack = require('walk-back')

walkBack(startAt, lookingFor) ⇒ string

Returns an absolute file path (if found) else null.

Kind: Exported function

Param Type Description
startAt string the directory to start in
lookingFor string the path we're looking for

Example

> walkBack('/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb/walk-back', 'package.json')
'/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb/walk-back/package.json'

> walkBack('/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb/walk-back', '75lb')
'/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb'

> walkBack('/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb/walk-back', '.bash_profile')
'/Users/lloyd/.bash_profile'

> walkBack('.', '.bash_profile')
'/Users/lloyd/.bash_profile'

> walkBack('/Users/lloyd/Documents/75lb/walk-back', 'non-existent.file')
null

© 2015-21 Lloyd Brookes <75pound@gmail.com>.

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