Project: syntax-tree/unist-util-stringify-position

Package: unist-util-stringify-position@3.0.2

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. unist utility to serialize a node, position, or point as a human readable location
  1. util 145
  2. utility 141
  3. unist 132
  4. unist-util 25
  5. node 24
  6. stringify 19
  7. position 9
  8. location 4
  9. point 3
  10. tostring 3


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unist utility to pretty print the positional info of a node.


What is this?

This package is a utility that takes any unist (whether mdast, hast, etc) node, position, or point, and serializes its positional info.

When should I use this?

This utility is useful to display where something occurred in the original document, in one standard way, for humans. For example, when throwing errors or warning messages about something.


This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 16+), install with npm:

npm install unist-util-stringify-position

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {stringifyPosition} from 'https://esm.sh/unist-util-stringify-position@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

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


import {stringifyPosition} from 'unist-util-stringify-position'

stringifyPosition({line: 2, column: 3}) // => '2:3' (point)
stringifyPosition({start: {line: 2}, end: {line: 3}}) // => '2:1-3:1' (position)
  type: 'text',
  value: '!',
  position: {
    start: {line: 5, column: 11},
    end: {line: 5, column: 12}
}) // => '5:11-5:12' (node)


This package exports the identifier stringifyPosition. There is no default export.


Serialize the positional info of a point, position (start and end points), or node.


Pretty printed positional info of a node (string).

In the format of a range ls:cs-le:ce (when given node or position) or a point l:c (when given point), where l stands for line, c for column, s for start, and e for end. An empty string ('') is returned if the given value is neither node, position, nor point.


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


Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with maintained versions of Node.js.

When we cut a new major release, we drop support for unmaintained versions of Node. This means we try to keep the current release line, unist-util-stringify-position@^4, compatible with Node.js 16.


This project is safe.


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

This project has a code of conduct. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.


MIT © Titus Wormer