appdata-path

Get the AppData path

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AppData Path

Installation

npm install -S appdata-path

Usage

import getAppDataPath from "appdata-path";
// Or
// const getAppDataPath = require("appdata-path");

console.log(getAppDataPath());
/*
 * Linux:
 * "/home/demurgos/.config"
 * 
 * Mac:
 * "/Users/demurgos/Library/Application Support"
 * 
 * Windows:
 * "C:\Users\demurgos\AppData\Roaming"
 * 
 * System with custom `APPDATA` environment variable:
 * process.env["APPDATA"]
 * For example:
 * process.env["APPDATA"] = "/home/demurgos/apps"
 * => "/home/demurgos/apps"
 */

console.log(getAppDataPath("my-app"));
/*
 * Linux:
 * "/home/demurgos/.config/my-app"
 * 
 * Mac:
 * "/Users/demurgos/Library/Application Support/my-app"
 * 
 * Windows:
 * "C:\Users\demurgos\AppData\Roaming\my-app"
 * 
 * System with custom `APPDATA` environment variable:
 * path.join(process.env["APPDATA"], "my-app")
 * or (if `process.env["APPDATA"] === os.homedir()`)
 * path.join(process.env["APPDATA"], ".my-app")
 * For example:
 * process.env["APPDATA"] = "/home/demurgos/apps"
 * => "/home/demurgos/apps/my-app"
 * process.env["APPDATA"] = "/home/demurgos"
 * => "/home/demurgos/.my-app"
 */

API

getAppDataPath(app?: string): string

Returns the absolute system-dependant path for the place where applications should store their data for the current user. If you pass the name of your app directory or file as an argument, it will return the absolute path for the place where you should store the data of your application. It will prefix you file / directory name by a dot if the AppData directory happens to also be the user's home, otherwise it will just use it as is. See the examples above.

Changelog

See CHANGELOG.md.

License

See LICENSE.md.