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An advanced url parser supporting git urls too.

For low-level path parsing, check out parse-path. This very module is designed to parse urls. By default the urls are normalized.

☁️ Installation

# Using npm
npm install --save parse-url

# Using yarn
yarn add parse-url

📋 Example

// Dependencies
const parseUrl = require("parse-url")

// { protocols: [ 'http' ],
//   protocol: 'http',
//   port: null,
//   resource: '',
//   user: '',
//   pathname: '/blog',
//   hash: '',
//   search: '',
//   href: '' }

// { protocols: [ 'http' ],
//   protocol: 'http',
//   port: null,
//   resource: '',
//   user: '',
//   pathname: '/path/name',
//   hash: 'some-hash',
//   search: 'foo=bar&bar=42',
//   href: '' }

// If you want to parse fancy Git urls, turn off the automatic url normalization
console.log(parseUrl("git+ssh://git@host.xz/path/name.git", false))
// { protocols: [ 'git', 'ssh' ],
//   protocol: 'git',
//   port: null,
//   resource: 'host.xz',
//   user: 'git',
//   pathname: '/path/name.git',
//   hash: '',
//   search: '',
//   href: 'git+ssh://git@host.xz/path/name.git' }

console.log(parseUrl("", false))
// { protocols: [],
//   protocol: 'ssh',
//   port: null,
//   resource: '',
//   user: 'git',
//   pathname: '/IonicaBizau/git-stats.git',
//   hash: '',
//   search: '',
//   href: '' }

Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.

  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛

  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

📝 Documentation

parseUrl(url, normalize)

Parses the input url.

Note: This throws if invalid urls are provided.


  • String url: The input url.

  • Boolean|Object normalize: Wheter to normalize the url or not. Default is false. If true, the url will be normalized. If an object, it will be the options object sent to normalize-url.

                      For SSH urls, normalize won't work.


  • Object An object containing the following fields:
  • protocols (Array): An array with the url protocols (usually it has one element).
  • protocol (String): The first protocol, "ssh" (if the url is a ssh url) or "file".
  • port (null|Number): The domain port.
  • resource (String): The url domain (including subdomains).
  • user (String): The authentication user (usually for ssh urls).
  • pathname (String): The url pathname.
  • hash (String): The url hash.
  • search (String): The url querystring value.
  • href (String): The input url.
  • query (Object): The url querystring, parsed as object.

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📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău

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