Import native module

What I’m trying to do

Hey, I’d like to write a plugin which allows more integration with the system. On desktop, this requires me to load a native nodejs module. I’ll tackle mobile another time. I would like to be able to import a .node extension.

Things I have tried

I’ve been working on some clever esbuild trickery to import the file via a custom loader, but have not managed to do so, as I cannot determine the path to the file.

if ( instanceof FileSystemAdapter) {
    basePath =;
} else {
    throw new Error('Cannot determine base path.');

// relative path
relativePath = `${}/plugins/linked-data-vocabularies/${fileName}`;

this snippet by @kometenstaub shows how to get the plugin’s directory relative to the root of the vault, but I cannot determine the vault itself. Line 2 fails with getBasePath() is not a function.

Some suggestions would be very much appreciated.