FAQ: Async Await - Introduction


#1

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#2

I’m looking at line 1 of the app.js:

const fs = require(‘fs’);

It is requiring in “fs”, but I can’t find where that is coming from. My understanding was that require() would import a module from another file. Is that correct? If so, I’m unclear of how this works in this instance.


#3

It looks like this is something available through Node. I found this in the Node documentation:

The fs module provides an API for interacting with the file system in a manner closely modeled around standard POSIX functions.

To use this module:

const fs = require('fs');

They also have info about the readFile method.