I have developed a node.js program using the express framework on my computer, where it runs fine with no complaints.
However, when I run the program on my SUSE Studio appliance, where it is intended to live, I receive an error at any file interaction.
Error: ENOENT, stat './path/to/file'
I have checked that the file permissions are correct, which they are. My computer and my appliance are running different versions of node, if this matters.
Paths specified with a
. are relative to the current working directory, not relative to the script file. So the file might be found if you run
node app.js but not if you run
node folder/app.js. The only exception to this is
require('./file') and that is only possible because
require exists per-module and thus knows what module it is being called from.
To make a path relative to the script, you must use the
var path = require('path'); path.join(__dirname, 'path/to/file')
path.join(__dirname, 'path', 'to', 'file')
This recipe can be found in it's original form on Stack Over Flow.