Parsing URL Querystrings with Node.JS

I've previously written about Parsing Key-Value URL Fragments with Node.JS, but I realised earlier that I don't have an alternative for querystrings.

Following the same pattern, we can use the url module to actually parse our URL out, and then the querystring module to extract the key-value parameters for the querystring, instead of hand-rolling our own:

const url = require('url');
const querystring = require('querystring');
const theUrl = '';
var querystringParams = querystring.parse(url.parse(theUrl).query);
// Object: null prototype] { code: 'foo', state: 'blah' }
console.log(JSON.stringify(querystringParams, null, 4));
    "code": "foo",
    "state": "blah"

And for a handy one-liner:

$ echo '' | node -r fs -r querystring -r url -e 'console.log(JSON.stringify(querystring.parse(url.parse(fs.readFileSync("/dev/stdin", "utf-8")).query), null, 4))'

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