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Node | URL.pathToFileURL API
  • Last Updated : 17 Jul, 2019

This URL.pathToFileURL function converts the path to a file and ensures that the URL control characters (/, \, : ) are correctly appended/adjusted when converting the given path into a File URL.

Syntax:

url.pathToFileURL(path)

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter path which holds the path to convert a file URL.

Return Value: This function returns the file URL object.

Below programs illustrates the use of URL.-pathToFileURL Method:



Example 1:




// Node program to demonstrate the  
// URL.pathToFileURL API as Setter
   
// Importing the module 'url' 
var url = require('url');
  
// Some random path from system
const path = 'D:\GeeksForGeeks'
  
// Converting the path to properly encoded file
console.log(url.pathToFileURL(path)) 

Output:

 
URL {
  href: 'file:///D:/GeeksForGeeks',
  origin: 'null',
  protocol: 'file:',
  username: '',
  password: '',
  host: '',
  hostname: '',
  port: '',
  pathname: '/D:/GeeksForGeeks',
  search: '',
  searchParams: URLSearchParams {},
  hash: ''
}

Example 2:




// Node program to demonstrate the  
// URL.pathToFileURL API as Setter
   
// Importing the module 'url' 
var url = require('url');
  
  
// Some random path from system
const path = 'D:\NodeJS\node_modules\npm'
  
// Converting the path to properly encoded file
console.log(url.pathToFileURL(path)) 

Output:

URL {
  href: 'file:///D:/NodeJS%0Aode_modules%0Apm',
  origin: 'null',
  protocol: 'file:',
  username: '',
  password: '',
  host: '',
  hostname: '',
  port: '',
  pathname: '/D:/NodeJS%0Aode_modules%0Apm',
  search: '',
  searchParams: URLSearchParams {},
  hash: ''
}

Note: The above program will compile and run by using the node app.js command.

Reference https://nodejs.org/api/url.html#url_url_pathtofileurl_path

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