Custom module resolver plugin for Babel
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fatfisz chore: Fix AppVeyor config + drop support for node 4 (#304)
It seems that the current AppVeyor config is broken because npm received an upgrade which breaks the build (and it shouldn't). The culprit is the line which installs the latest version of npm (while being used e.g. with node 4). It might be worth to make the config future-proof instead.
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A Babel plugin to add a new resolver for your modules when compiling your code using Babel. This plugin allows you to add new "root" directories that contain your modules. It also allows you to setup a custom alias for directories, specific files, or even other npm modules.


This plugin can simplify the require/import paths in your project. For example, instead of using complex relative paths like ../../../../utils/my-utils, you can write utils/my-utils. It will allow you to work faster since you won't need to calculate how many levels of directory you have to go up before accessing the file.

// Use this:
import MyUtilFn from 'utils/MyUtilFn';
// Instead of that:
import MyUtilFn from '../../../../utils/MyUtilFn';

// And it also work with require calls
// Use this:
const MyUtilFn = require('utils/MyUtilFn');
// Instead of that:
const MyUtilFn = require('../../../../utils/MyUtilFn');

Getting started

Install the plugin

$ npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-module-resolver

Specify the plugin in your .babelrc with the custom root or alias. Here's an example:

  "plugins": [
    ["module-resolver", {
      "root": ["./src"],
      "alias": {
        "test": "./test",
        "underscore": "lodash"


babel-plugin-module-resolver can be configured and controlled easily, check the documentation for more details

Are you a plugin author (e.g. IDE integration)? We have documented the exposed functions for use in your plugins!

ESLint plugin

If you're using ESLint, you should use eslint-plugin-import, and eslint-import-resolver-babel-module to remove falsy unresolved modules.

Editors autocompletion

  • Atom: Uses atom-autocomplete-modules and enable the babel-plugin-module-resolver option.
  • IntelliJ/WebStorm: You can add custom resources root directories, make sure it matches what you have in this plugin.
  • VS Code: Configure the path mapping in jsconfig.json (tsconfig.json for TypeScript), e.g.:
  "compilerOptions": {
    "baseUrl": ".",
    "paths": {
      "*": ["src/*"],
      "test/*": ["test/*"],
      "underscore": ["lodash"]


MIT, see for details.

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