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 What is the purpose of Node.js module.exports and how do you use it? I can't seem to find any information on this, but it appears to be a rather important part of Node.js as I often see it in source code. According to the Node.js documentation: module A reference to the current module. In particular module.exports is the same as the exports object. See src/node.js for more information. But this doesn't really help. What exactly does module.exports do, and what would a simple example be?