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Normalize file path slashes to be unix-like forward slashes. Used by chokidar, anymatch, and many others!
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Normalize slashes in a file path to be posix/unix-like forward slashes. Also condenses repeat slashes to a single slash and removes and trailing slashes, unless disabled.

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Install with npm:

$ npm install --save normalize-path


const normalize = require('normalize-path');

//=> '/foo/bar/baz'

win32 namespaces

//=> '//?/UNC/Server01/user/docs/Letter.txt'

//=> '//./CdRomX'

Consecutive slashes

Condenses multiple consecutive forward slashes (except for leading slashes in win32 namespaces) to a single slash.

//=> './foo/bar/baz'

Trailing slashes

By default trailing slashes are removed. Pass false as the last argument to disable this behavior and keep trailing slashes:

console.log(normalize('foo\\bar\\baz\\', false)); //=> 'foo/bar/baz/'
console.log(normalize('./foo/bar/baz/', false)); //=> './foo/bar/baz/'

Release history


No breaking changes in this release.

  • a check was added to ensure that win32 namespaces are handled properly by win32 path.parse() after a path has been normalized by this library.
  • a minor optimization was made to simplify how the trailing separator was handled



Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

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
Building docs

(This project's is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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