node.js – Unable to run compiled TypeScript code due to “Cannot find module” error

Here’s my tsconfig.json configuration:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es2016",
    "lib": ["es6"],
    "module": "commonjs",
    "rootDir": "./",
    "baseUrl": "./",
    "resolveJsonModule": true,
    "allowJs": true,
    "outDir": "build",
    "esModuleInterop": true,
    "forceConsistentCasingInFileNames": true,
    "strict": false,
    "noImplicitAny": false,
    "skipLibCheck": true
  "ts-node": {
    "swc": true

I’m using relative imports in the code with the help of baseUrl.

The code compiles without any issues using tsc -p ., but when I try to run it with NODE_PATH=./build node ./build/app.js, I encounter the following error:

Error: Cannot find module '<PROJECT_FOLDER_NAME>/app/listeners/module.ts'
Require stack:
  requireStack: [

In the listeners.js, a loop reads all the files under the app/listeners folder and calls the default exported function in the module.

I don’t know if it’s the expected behavior but looks like it searches the TypeScript module under app instead of looking for the JS version under build/app.

How can I resolve this issue and successfully run my compiled TypeScript code?

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