Naming Prosecution Mitigator


    3.1.0 • Public • Published


    Standard - JavaScript Style Guide

    It's the best way to automatically require your packages

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    I was so tired to write a lot constiable definitions in my build scripts, so I have decided to write a tiny library for including them automatically. So it's basically the library for those purposes, but you can use it everywhere.


    • Requires and caches modules
    • Avoid including all packages from node_modules instead include packages specified in packages.json only
    • globaly option, so you can avoid using any var (like $ in examples)


    npm install auto-require

    Get started

    There are examples using gulp, but you can use this package with anything else.

    // get all modules from 'node_modules/' only
    const $ = require('auto-require')()
    // Do you see any gulp, plumber, pug const definitions here?
    $.gulp.task('default', () => {


    1. Get modules you only need

    const options = {
        only: ['gulp', 'gulp-stylus', 'gulp-plumber']
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)
    // $.gulp, $.stylus, $.plumber only avaliable

    2. Get modules you only need from different places

    Note that paths are absolute and begins from the root of your project (it's where the package.json is)

    const options = {
        search: ['src/my-folder/'],
        only: ['customize']
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)
    // $.customize only avaliable

    3. Get all modules without any

    const options = {
        without: ['kaktuz', 'zepto']
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)
    // $.kaktuz and $.zepto are not avaiable at all

    4. If only and without, then without will be ignored

    const options = {
        without: ['gulp', 'zepto']
        only: ['gulp', 'zepto']
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)
    // $.zepto and $.gulp avaliable only

    5. Globaly

    By using it that way you can get all vars as you specified them, but be careful as it's global namespace.

    const options = {
        only: ['gulp', 'gulp-notify'],
        globaly: true
    // gulp and notify avaliable globaly (only)
    //All global imports are guarded and can't be overriden:
    gulp = {}
    // Error: gulp is already defined

    6. As

    You can rename module before import.

    const options = {
        only: ['gulp', 'gulp-notify'],
      as: {gulp: 'g', 'gulp-notify': 'gn'}
    // You can access gulp and gulp-notify as $.g and $.gn
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)

    7. toRoot

    You can import all functions of module into root object.

    const options = {
        only: ['request'],
        toRoot: ['request']
    // $.get, $.post, $.head (all function from request). But not $.request
    const $ = require('auto-require')(options)

    What it does?

    It takes all modules in your node_modules folder by default using data from package.json and exports it as one module.

    Quick example

    • express via $.express or express if globaly set to true (and in next examples as well)
    • browser-sync via $.browserSync
    • gulp via $.gulp
    • gulp-inline-css via $.inlineCss

    What about jQuery or build tools?

    No, you'll not need to write full module name. The first part of the module name will be cut in this case. For example we have gulp-pug module. How we can access it? Actually it's pretty straightforward - via $.pug. As you can see the first part of the gulp-pug has been cut.

    This tool works fine with gulp, grunt, broccoli.

    Other access examples

    • gulp via $.gulp
    • gulp-plumber via $.plumber
    • gulp-inline-css via $.inlineCss
    • grunt via $.grunt
    • grunt-shell via $.shell
    • grunt-conventional-changelog via $.conventionalChangelog
    • broccoli-file-contents-to-json via $.fileContentsToJson
    • express via $.express
    • browser-sync via $.browserSync
    • andyet-express-auth via $.andyetExpressAuth


    npm install
    npm test


    Licensed under MIT.


    npm i auto-require

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