How to import util module in Node JS

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by shivanisanju03 dot icon Updated: Mar 31, 2023

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The Util module implements the Node.js util module for environments that do not have it. If your code runs in Node.js, util is built in, or you have to install util yourself. For accessing util module functions, we have to call them by 'require('util')'. The util.inspect is an inbuilt application programming interface of the util module, which is used for debugging and will return a string representation of the object.  

The Util module provides access to some utility functions. Syntax The syntax for including the Util module in your application: var util = require ('util'); 

Below is an example of importing the util module in Node JS. 

Fig: Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.



Follow the steps carefully to get the output easily.

  1. Install Node and Visual Studio Code on your computer.
  2. Create a new folder in your local.
  3. Open that folder in Visual Studio Code.
  4. Then create a new JS file(Eg: node.js).
  5. Copy the snippet using 'copy' button and paste it into that file.
  6. Save the file and open the terminal, use this command 'node filename(node.js)' to get the output in your console.

I hope you found this helpful.

NOTE: First line of the code is to install util , do not add it with the code

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Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

  1. The solution is created and tested in Visual Studio Code 1.74.1.
  2. The solution is tested in Node v18.15.0.

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