Node.js os.homedir polyfill for older versions of node.js.
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Install with npm:
$ npm install --save homedir-polyfill
var homedir = require('homedir-polyfill'); console.log(homedir()); //=> /Users/doowb
This library is a polyfill for the node.js os.homedir method found in modern versions of node.js.
This implementation tries to follow the implementation found in
libuv by finding the current user using the
process.geteuid() method and the
/etc/passwd file. This should usually work in a linux environment, but will also fallback to looking at user specific environment variables to build the user's home directory if neccessary.
/etc/passwd is not available on windows platforms, this implementation will use environment variables to find the home directory.
In modern versions of node.js, os.homedir is used.
Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.
Please read the contributing guide for advice on opening issues, pull requests, and coding standards.
Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:
$ npm install && npm test
To generate the readme, run the following command:
$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb
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