2012-02-05 22:15
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有没有办法从 package.json 在 nodejs 代码中获得版本?

Is there a way to get the version set in package.json in a nodejs app? I would want something like this

var port = process.env.PORT || 3000
app.listen port
console.log "Express server listening on port %d in %s mode %s", app.address().port, app.settings.env, app.VERSION


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  • csdnceshi65
    larry*wei 2012-06-01 17:51

    I found that the following code fragment worked best for me. Since it uses 'require' to load the package.json, it works regardless the current working directory.

    var pjson = require('./package.json');

    A warning, courtesy of @Pathogen:

    Doing this with browserify has security implications.
    Be careful not to expose your package.json to the client, as it means that all your dependency version numbers, build and test commands and more are sent to the client.
    If you're building server and client in the same project, you expose your server-side version numbers too.
    Such specific data can be used by an attacker to better fit the attack your server.

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  • weixin_41568126
    乱世@小熊 2012-05-21 00:27

    Here is how to read the version out of package.json:

    fs = require('fs')
    json = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync('package.json', 'utf8'))
    version = json.version
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  • csdnceshi59
    ℙℕℤℝ 2014-03-05 15:50

    There is another way of fetching certain information from your package.json file namely using pkginfo module.

    Usage of this module is very simple. You can get all package variables using:


    Or only certain details (version in this case)

    require('pkginfo')(module, 'version');

    And your package variables will be set to module.exports (so version number will be accessible via module.exports.version).

    You could use the following code snippet:

    require('pkginfo')(module, 'version');
    console.log "Express server listening on port %d in %s mode %s", app.address().port, app.settings.env, module.exports.version

    This module has very nice feature - it can be used in any file in your project (e.g. in subfolders) and it will automatically fetch information from your package.json. So you do not have to worry where you package.json is.

    I hope that will help.

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  • csdnceshi65
    larry*wei 2014-03-12 00:00

    If your application is launched with 'npm start', you can simply use:


    See package.json vars for more details.

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  • csdnceshi62
    csdnceshi62 2015-01-18 15:15

    I do this with findup-sync:

    var findup = require('findup-sync');
    var packagejson = require(findup('package.json'));
    console.log(packagejson.version); // => '0.0.1' 
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  • csdnceshi51
    旧行李 2015-11-10 11:24

    Or in plain old shell:

    node -e "console.log(require('./package.json').version);"

    This can be shortened to

    node -p "require('./package.json').version"

    Even though this is not exactly what the question asked, it's useful if you want to use the version within package.json itself, for example to log to a versioned file in a script:

      "name": "myapp",
      "version": "0.1.2",
      "scripts": {
        "run": "node index.js 2>&1 | tee -a myapp_v$(node -p \"require('./package.json').version\").log",
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  • csdnceshi66

    why not use the native way? the other methods have failed for me.

    // Load native UI library
    var gui = require('nw.gui');
    // Get the name field in manifest
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  • weixin_41568184
    叼花硬汉 2016-04-20 03:24

    Using ES6 modules you can do the following:

    import {version} from './package.json';
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  • weixin_41568208
    北城已荒凉 2017-03-09 18:01

    I know this isn't the intent of the OP, but I just had to do this, so hope it helps the next person.

    If you're using docker-compose for your CI/CD process, you can get it this way!

      image: node:7-alpine
        - .:/usr/src/service/
      working_dir: /usr/src/service/
      command: ash -c "node -p \"require('./package.json').version.replace('\n', '')\""

    for the image, you can use any node image. I use alpine because it is the smallest.

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  • csdnceshi72
    谁还没个明天 2017-08-02 09:13

    You can use the project-version package.

    $ npm install --save project-version


    const version = require('project-version');
    //=>  '1.0.0'

    It uses process.env.npm_package_version but fallback on the version written in the package.json in case the env var is missing for some reason.

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  • weixin_41568183
    零零乙 2017-09-18 20:21

    Just adding an answer because I came to this question to see the best way to include the version from package.json in my web application.

    I know this question is targetted for Node.js however, if you are using Webpack to bundle your app just a reminder the recommended way is to use the DefinePlugin to declare a global version in the config and reference that. So you could do in your webpack.config.json

    const pkg = require('../../package.json');
    plugins : [
        new webpack.DefinePlugin({
          AppVersion: JSON.stringify(pkg.version),

    And then AppVersion is now a global that is available for you to use. Also make sure in your .eslintrc you ignore this via the globals prop

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  • csdnceshi54
    hurriedly% 2017-10-05 09:44

    For those who look for a safe client-side solution that also works on server-side, there is genversion. It is a command-line tool that reads the version from the nearest package.json and generates an importable CommonJS module file that exports the version. Disclaimer: I'm a maintainer.

    $ genversion lib/version.js

    I acknowledge the client-side safety was not OP's primary intention, but as discussed in answers by Mark Wallace and aug, it is highly relevant and also the reason I found this Q&A.

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  • csdnceshi61
    derek5. 2018-02-12 10:04

    The correct answers will be here in example:

    1. Answer (this code include package.json file and get version)

      const { version } = require('./package.json');

    1. Answer

      const version = process.env.npm_package_version

    Please don't use JSON.parse, fs.readFile, fs.readFileSync and don't use another npm modules it's not necessary for this question.

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  • csdnceshi70
    笑故挽风 2018-08-01 06:39

    Import your package.json file into your server.js or app.js and then access package.json properties into server file.

    var package = require('./package.json');

    package variable contains all the data in package.json.

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