Typescript file import with relative path failing

Trying to run src/index.js I get the following error:

Error: Cannot find module './utils/spinner'

index.js import looks like this:

const { startSpinner, stopSpinner } = require('./utils/spinner')

Folder structure:

Typescript file import with relative path failing

tsconfig.json looks like this:

  "extends": "@tsconfig/node12/tsconfig.json",
  "compilerOptions": {
    "outDir": "lib",
    "rootDir": "src",
    "sourceMap": true,
    "allowJs": true
  "include": [
  "exclude": [

@tsconfig/node12/tsconfig.json looks like this:

  "$schema": "https://json.schemastore.org/tsconfig",
  "display": "Node 12",

  "compilerOptions": {
    "lib": ["es2019", "es2020.promise", "es2020.bigint", "es2020.string"],
    "module": "commonjs",
    "target": "es2019",

    "strict": true,
    "esModuleInterop": true,
    "skipLibCheck": true,
    "forceConsistentCasingInFileNames": true

I have tried adding baseUrl to tsconfig.json and set it to .src , src, /src and tried to the same with every variation for rootDir.


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Method 1

You can solve this by renaming index.js to index.ts and running the whole thing with ts-node: https://npmjs.com/package/ts-node.

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