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    Makes inclusion of files a breeze. Enables functionality similar to that of snockets / sprockets or other file insertion compilation tools. (Extends gulp-include with custom rendering of inclusion)

    Made for gulp 3


    First, install gulp-include as a dev dependency: npm install --save-dev @absolunet/gulp-include

    Then, add your include-comments to your file. People who have experience with sprockets or snockets will feel at home.

    An include-comment looks like this:

    //= include relative/path/to/file.js

    or if you want to get crazy, a glob pattern like so:

    //= include relative/path/to/directory/*.js

    or to get even crazier, an array glob similar to commonly used in GruntJS:

    //= include ['app/someFramework.js', 'app/**/*.js', '!app/vendor/**/*', 'app/someLibrary.js']

    (Note: for those of you unfamiliar with the above syntax, check out or

    You can do all of this in any language, the only requirement is that the first character on the line after any #, /, or white space characters is an equal sign.

    #= require_tree relative/path/to/directory

    gulp-include disregards whitespace, as long as the comment-line starts with a newline followed = and contains include, require or include_tree, require_tree.

    This plugin recursively expand files it includes, so you can nest includes inside of files that were themselves included. IE:


    //= include included_file.js


    //= include recursive_include.js

    And so on recursively to an arbitrary depth.

    The example below compiles a several coffee-files and js-files into a single js-file:

    //= require vendor/jquery.js
    //= require vendor/modernizr.js
    #= require controllers/
    #= require_tree views
    class Main extends AppController
    	constructor: ->
    		console.log "This is main!"
    window.main = new Main()

    Note: The example above uses backticks (`) to allow gulp-coffee to compile inline javascript


    var gulp		= require('gulp'),
    	include		= require('@absolunet/gulp-include'),
    	coffee		= require('gulp-coffee');
    gulp.task("scripts", function() {
    		.pipe( include() )
    		.pipe( coffee() )
    		.pipe( gulp.dest("dist/js") )
    gulp.task("default", "scripts");


    //= jshtml relative/path/to/file

    or if you want to get a directory

    //= jshtml_directory relative/path/to/directory


    The example below compiles several jsrender files into a single js-file:


    //= jshtml common/templates/item
    //= jshtml_directory cart/templates


    • extensions (optional)
      • Takes a String or an Array of extensions, eg: "js" or ["js", "coffee"]
      • If set, all inclusions that does not match the extension(s) will be ignored
    • basePath (optional)
      • Takes a String path
      • If set, all inclusions will be based from the basePath instead of being relative to the file
    • autoExtension (optional)
      • Takes a Boolean
      • If set, all inclusions will automatically have the current file extension added to them
    • partialPrefix (optional)
      • Takes a Boolean
      • If set, all inclusions will be tried with an underscore-prefixed filename (SASS style)
    • fileProcess (optional)
      • Takes a Function
      • If set, will be called back with the file content to be processed an returned


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    Release history

    Forked from gulp-include v1.1.0


    See the license.


    npm i @absolunet/gulp-include

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