Version: 2020.1
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Local paths

You can specify a dependency as any local directory that contains a package. This feature is helpful for local offline development and testing. To set a local path through the UI(User Interface) Allows a user to interact with your application. More info
See in Glossary
, see Installing a local package.

The path reference always begins with the file: prefix, and always uses forward slashes (/) for path separators.

You can use either absolute paths, or paths that are relative to the Project manifest root. In other words, a path preceded with two dots (..) refers to the root of the Project path (for example, <project path>/my-package).

For Windows absolute paths, the drive letter and its colon (usually C:) follows the file: prefix but is otherwise identical to Linux or MacOS paths.

Example of an absolute path in Linux or macOS

{
  "dependencies": {
    "my_local_package": "file:/Users/johndoe/Packages/my_local_package"
  }
}

Example of an absolute path in Windows

{
  "dependencies": {
    "my_local_package": "file:C:/Users/johndoe/Packages/my_local_package"
  }
}

Example of a relative path

{
  "dependencies": {
    "my_local_package": "file:../test/my-test-package"
  }
}
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