How to create a directory using Node.js ?
In this article, we will create a directory using NodeJS.
NodeJS has Filesystem(fs) core module, which enables interacting with the file system, has Node.js fs.mkdir() method or Node.js fs.mkdirSync() method method, to create new directory /parent directory.
Node.js fs.mkdir() method: Let’s create a new directory using fs.mkdir() method. Initially, we have single file index.js, as we can see in the given image.
Example: Edit the index.js file.
- You can check the terminal output.
- After executing the above code, node.js will create a new directory if it does not exist. A new Directory named — “new-Directory” is created.
Creating Parent Directories: If we want to create multilevel directory, fs.mkdir() has optional recursive Boolean value we can pass as a parameter.
- New Directory created successfully.
We can see that a multilevel directory “directory1\directory2\new-directory” is created.
Removing a folder: If we want to delete a given directory, we can use Node.js fs.rmdir() Method or Node.js fs.rmdirSync() Method, it will become complicated if the directory contain some file content.
So we can use a third party package fs-extra provided by npm to delete the given directory. Let’s install the given package using npm.
Run the following command in your command line
npm install fs-extra
Example: Now run the following code to delete the given directory
Node.js fs.mkdirSync() method: Let’s create a new directory using fs.mkdirSync() method. Initially, we have single file index.js, as we can see in the given image.