Banshee combines your source files into a single script or stylesheet to reduce HTTP overhead and make development easier. It has built-in support for Sprockets-style dependency syntax (
#= require x) and a lightning-fast, built-in watch mechanism to detect changes to your source files and recompile on the fly.
Requires node v0.8+
$ npm install -g banshee
###Command Line Interface
$ banshee <input file>:<output file> [options]
$ banshee src/application.coffee:build/application.min.js
|-c, --compress||Compress the final output|
|-w, --watch||Use the built-in watch mechanism to observe your source files and re-compile when something changes|
|-q, --quiet||Quiet the command-line output|
|--no-color||Disable color in the output|
|--full-paths||Use full filepaths in the manifest output|
|--clear||Clear the terminal window, on by default with --watch|
|-h, --help||Output usage information|
|-v, --version||Output the version number|
###Requiring Source Files
Banshee supports Sprockets-style requires, with one exception. Instead of using
require_tree, you can simply use
require and Banshee will automatically detect if the path is a source file or a directory. Please note, doing require on a top level directory will be recursive through its sub-directories.
//= require lib/some_directory//= require other_file.js
#= require lib/some_directory#= require other_file.coffee
/*= require lib/some_directory *//*= require other_file.css */
Syntax: (LESS) Uses normal LESS import statements.
Paths used in
require statements are evaluated relative to the file which contains them.
###Contribute We'd love your help. Fork us so we can make Banshee better.
$ git clone git://github.com/imulus/banshee
or get the source code on GitHub : imulus/banshee