Nodejs module __dirname not found solution


__dirname is not defined in ES module scope, thats why error shows up


You first need to import the Node.js path module and the fileURLToPath function from the url module:

import path from 'path';
import { fileURLToPath } from 'url';

Then you can replicate the functionality of __dirname in this way:

const __filename = fileURLToPath(import.meta.url);

const __dirname = path.dirname(__filename);

This, incidentally, also replicates __filename, which returns the filename of the code which is executed.

Now you can use __dirname as usual: