Project: syntax-tree/unist-util-position

Package: unist-util-position@4.0.3

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. unist utility to get the position of a node
  1. util 147
  2. utility 143
  3. unist 133
  4. unist-util 25
  5. node 25
  6. position 9
  7. point 3


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unist utility to get positional info of nodes.


What is this?

This utility helps with accessing positional info on a potentially dirty tree.

When should I use this?

The positional info is typically consistent and proper in unist trees generated by our ecosystem, but, user plugins could mess that up. If you’re making a reusable plugin, and accessing the positional info often, you might want to guard against that by using this utility.

You might also find the utility unist-util-generated useful to check whether a node is considered to be generated (not in the original input file).

You might also enjoy unist-util-stringify-position when you want to display positional info to users.


This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 12.20+, 14.14+, 16.0+, 18.0+), install with npm:

npm install unist-util-position

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {position, pointStart, pointEnd} from "https://esm.sh/unist-util-position@4"

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {position, pointStart, pointEnd} from "https://esm.sh/unist-util-position@4?bundle"


import {fromMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-from-markdown'
import {position, pointStart, pointEnd} from 'unist-util-position'

const tree = fromMarkdown('# foo\n\n* bar\n')



{start: {line: 1, column: 1, offset: 0}, end: {line: 4, column: 1, offset: 13}}
{line: 1, column: 1, offset: 0}
{line: 4, column: 1, offset: 13}


This package exports the identifiers position, pointStart, and pointEnd. There is no default export.


Get the positional info of node (Node?). Returns a proper Position.



Get the start or end points in the positional info of node (Node?). Returns a proper Point.


This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports no additional types.


Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with all maintained versions of Node.js. As of now, that is Node.js 12.20+, 14.14+, 16.0+, and 18.0+. Our projects sometimes work with older versions, but this is not guaranteed.


See contributing.md in syntax-tree/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

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MIT © Titus Wormer