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    Simple scaffolding tool using git repository for providing templates.

    npm i -g apotek

    Requires node > 6.0


    Apotek does not provide any generator but it synchronizes with git repository to execute code.

    Repository must respect the following specific structure :

    +- command1
     +- index.js (code to execute)
     +- manifest.json (optional description file)
    +- command2
     +- index.js

    You can create many context each with a different repository. Repositories are synchronized on every execution.

    How to use it

    Apotek has been initially created to use with vulcainjs project. A default context is defined referencing the vulcainjs code template repository.

    This repository provides commands for initialize a new project or generate artefacts. This is a good example to see how to create your own commands.

    For example, try apotek init --template vulcain-service to create a new vulcainjs micro service.

    How to create its own commands

    1. Create a new github repository
    2. Add a folder named 'MyCommand'
    3. Add it a file named index.js with the following code.
    class Context {
        *prompts() {
          yield { name: 'name', type: 'input', message: "What's your name"};
        exec() {
            console.log("Hello " +;
    exports default = Context;
    1. Commit and publish your changes
    2. Set Apotek to use your context with: apotek context mycontext --address <git repository address>
    3. Run Apotek with

    apotek : Display a list of commands to select. In this case, only one : MyCommand

    apotek MyCommand : Run directly your command by requesting your name.

    apotek MyCommand --name Boy : Execute your command and display Hello Boy


    You can add an optional manifest.json file close to the index.js to customize your command. The following properties are allowed:

    Name Description Default value
    name Command name Folder name
    entryPoint Context file name index.js
    state Initial state {}
    description Command description
    order Display order 100

    Command context class

    Context class inherit two properties:

    • state which contains every command options (from initial state and prompts)
    • context object exposing execution context properties. See source code for details.

    exec can return a command name which will be executed in the current context.


    Prompts uses inquirer.

    Prompts are made in order thanks to the generator function.

    Using a generator function allows you to change question based on the previous answer.

    Prompt are displayed only if there is no value defined.

    Execution context

    You can switch between context with apotek context <name>```` You can update a context withapotek context [--address ] [--branch ] [--set key=value]***set** is used to set global initial state. Useunset key``` to remove a value.

    You can force a context in a command scope by adding --context <name> to the command line.




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