Search node_modules for locally developed packages

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Search node_modules for symlinks that resolve to a package outside any node_modules directories.
Returns an array of symlink paths that match the following criteria:
  • they live in node_modules
  • their real paths are not in node_modules
  • they are non-dev dependencies (as defined in package.json)

Every matched package also has its node_modules searched.
Scoped packages are supported.
New in v0.1.1: Up to 50x faster!
import getDevPaths from 'get-dev-paths';

// When called with one argument, an array is returned which contains symlink
// paths that match the required criteria.
let paths = getDevPaths(process.cwd());

// When you want an array of resolved symlinks, set `preserveLinks` to false:
paths = getDevPaths(__dirname, {
  preserveLinks: false,

// When the returned array is missing an expected package, you can use the
// `onError` option to inspect why a symlink was skipped.
paths = getDevPaths(__dirname, {
  onError: console.error,