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NodeJS Paths to Socket.IO Issue

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Last Modified: 2015-03-05
New to NodeJS, having trouble with path description to modules, both server and client side. I'm Node and Linux challenged.

Both server.js and index.html resides at "/opt/mydir/www/workingDirectory/"
socket.io resides at "/usr/lib/node_modules/socket.io"
socket.io.js resides at "/usr/lib/node_modules/socket.io/node_modules/socket.io-client/socket.io.js"

so in server.js :  var socketio = require('./usr/lib/node_modules/socket.io');    (not sure is this is correct??)
index.html: <script type="text/javascript" src="./usr/lib/node_modules/socket.io/node_modules/socket.io-client/socket.io.js"></script>
the path in index.html must be wrong, I'm getting a js error in Firefox console:
"Reference error: io is not defined
var iosocket = io.connect();

any assistance would be appreciated
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