How to get the file name from a path in Node.js?
Published December 2, 2020
To get the file name or the last portion from a path, you can use the
basename() method from the
path module in Node.js.
Let's say we have a pathname called
/app/controllers/index.js like this,
// pathname const pathname = "/app/controllers/index.js";
We can get the filename from the above path by passing the
pathname as an argument to the
path.basename() method like this,
// require path module const path = require("path"); // path name const pathname = "/app/controllers/index.js"; // pass the pathname as an argument // to path.basename() method // to get the filename or last portion from the path const filename = path.basename(pathname); console.log(filename); // index.js
path.basename()method returns the file name.
See this example live in repl.it.