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async-ejs

async-ejs

ejs with the ability to add asynchronous functions

Install

npm install async-ejs

Usage

Say you have

/index.ejs
/base.ejs

If base wants to load the content of index.ejs it can do

Template stuff here
<%- file('index.ejs') %>
more template stuff

On the server you need to

var aejs = require('async-ejs');
 
aejs.renderFile('./base.ejs', function(err, result) {
    // yay async! 
});

Interface

render a string

aejs.render(src, options?, callback);

render a file

aejs.renderFile(filename, options?, callback);

add a function to render

aejs.add(name,fn);

Example

Call a unix command from a template and

var aejs = require('async-ejs').add(exec,require('child_process').exec);

now you in your template you can call any unix process and render its output

Template stuff
Time: <%- exec('date') %>
Load CNN: <%- exec('curl -L cnn.com') %>
Load another template: <%- file('filename') %>
More template stuff