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The rootDir property

Define the workspace of Nuxt application

  • Type: String
  • Default: process.cwd()

This property will be overwritten by the nuxt commands(nuxt start, nuxt build etc) if an argument is passed to them. Eg running nuxt ./my-app/ will set the rootDir to the absolute path of ./my-app/ from the current/working directory.

Because of that its normally not needed to configure this option unless you will use Nuxt programmatically .

Both rootDir as the package root containing the node_modules directory need to be within the same directory tree to be able to resolve dependencies. See the srcDir option for examples of directory structure when that is not the case.