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> npm install atma -g
# ...
> atma --help
> atma [action] [arg] [...] -KEY VALUE [...]
> atma [*.json | *.js | *.yml]
# Load Config and process
#   .json - JSON
#   .yml - yml
#   .js - JS Module, that exports tasks(s)

... some more, just run atma -help

To get help from cli for a particular action run $ atma actionName -help

Configuration object consists from any number of actions/tasks you want to run.

Javascript sample

// Single action 
module.exports = ActionObject;
// Multiple actions 
module.exports = [ActionObject, ActionObject, /*..*/];
// Grouped actions 
module.exports = {
    groupName: ActionObject, // [ActionObject] 
    otherGroup: ActionObject, // [ActionObject] 
    // optional     
    defaults: ['groupName']
 * Normally, if you run `atma config.js` then all grouped actions will be started,
 * but if `defaults` property is used, then only that groups will be activated.
 * Also you can run any group with: 'atma config.js groupName'
    action: 'NAME',
    // ... action configuration 

If ActionObject is in a group, and that groupname has the name of existed action, then you can ommit 'action' property

module.exports = {
    copy: {
        // action: 'copy' - is not required 
        files: {
            'filePath': 'destinationPath',
            // ... 

Application Builder for (IncludeJS)[]


  • Combine javascript into a single file

    • extract all scripts from main HTML file
    • extract all nested scripts included with IncludeJS
    • preprocess javascript if coffeescript or any other supported loader is used
  • Combine style into a single file

    • extract all style links from main HTML file
    • extract all nested styles included with IncludeJS
    • copy images or fonts, when located not in a working directory (e.g. are referened)
    • preprocess css if less or any other supported loader is used
  • Combine templates into resulted HTML file

    • extract all nested IncludeJS loads and embed them into the HTML
    "action": "build"
    // <String> — HTML input file 
    "file": "",
    // <Boolean> — run MinifyJS and clean-css 
    "minify": true,
    // <Object> - optional — UglifyJS compressor settings. @default {global_defs: {DEBUG: false}} 
    "uglify": {} 
    "jshint" : {
        "options" : Object // — JSHINT options 
        "globals" : Object // — global variables. @default {"window": false, "document": false} 
        "ignore"  : Object // — file names to ignore 
    "outputMain": "index.html" // — output name of a built html 
    "outputSources": "build/"  // — directory of combined/copied resources 
    action: "project-import"

Copy resources, that are used by current project, from referenced directories in .reference/* to .import directory

    action: "project-reference"

Switch back from "project-import" to resource referencing

    action: 'transpile',
    source: 'scripts/**.es6',
    extension: 'js'
# or many
    action: 'transpile',
            source: 'scripts/**.es6',
            extension: 'js'
            source: 'styles/**.less',
            extension: 'css'
atma transpile --source "scripts/**.es6" --extension js

Preprocess files and save at the same directory just with another extension. You can quickly transpile ES6 modules to ES5, LESS to CSS and so on.

To make transpiler work you have to install appropriate plugins: like Atma.Babel

**Watch files for changes: **

atma transpile --source "scripts/**.es6" --extension js --watch
# Have you set settings to configuration file?
atma run MyTranspiles --watch
    action: "shell",
    /* Commands: Array or String */
    command:  [
        "cmd /C copy /B index.html c:/app",
        "cmd /C copy /B c:/app/",
        // ... other commands 

Execuate shell commands

    action: "custom",
    script: "scriptPath.js"

Or from CLI

> atma custom scriptPath

Custom script should export process(config, done) function

// scriptPath.js 
include.exports = {
    process: function(config, done){
        // config is current ActionObject - it can contain additional information 
        // for a script 
        // do smth. and call done if ready 
        done(/* ?error */);
    Any require(module) could also be resolved from global npm directory
    Example, you have installed jQuery globally - > npm install jquery -g
    and you can use it from the script as if it was installed in a directory, where
    scriptPath.js is located.
    var jquery = require('jquery');
    This is perfect for a cli scripting.
    Also you can use IncludeJS API here - as io.File:
    var content = new io.File('someTxt').read();
    new io.Directory().readFiles('*.txt).files.forEach(function(file){
        var txt = + '...';
        new io.File('path').write(txt);
    action: 'server',
    port: 5777, // default 5777
    open: '' // auto open file in browser

Start integrated server in a current working directory.

To start the server direct from command line, use cli action pattern

atma [action] -KEY VALUE

> atma server -port 5500
    "action": "reference"
    "path": directory path || name of a project from globals.txt
    "name": reference name /* optional @default directory name*/
> atma reference atmajs

Creates symbolic link in "%current directory%/.reference" folder


    action: "gen",
    name: "name"
> atma gen [name]


  • starter - MaskJS/mask.bindings/jmask/mask.compo/IncludeJS/Ruqq/jQuery
  • compo - creates component template .js/.css/*.mask : ```> atma template compo desiredName"
  • server - create node.js bootstrap project
  • todoapp - creates todomvc sample application

You can create any other templates - just put all required files to: %npm-global-directory%/node_modules/atma/template/%YourTemplateName%

> atma atma-clone
# only primary libraries are cloned from github, to clone all:
> atma atma-clone --all
> atma globals


        path: "file:///c:/Development/atma/"
    atma_lib:  "{atma}/{0}/lib/{1}.js"
    atma_ruqq:  "{atma}/ruqq/lib/{0}.js"
    atma_compo:  "{atma}/compos/{0}/lib/{1}.js"