Bowinst is a command-line application to install Bower component references in your source files. Bowinst only works with Bower 1.3.0 or later.
<script>tags or css
<link>tags from your Bower components into your source files.
- Easily configurable via a local
- Easily extensible. Easily add logic for new types of file extensions (ex
coffee, etc) or use the simple extension system to add more complex logic.
- Non-Destructive. When installing or reinstalling components, Bowinst will not change existing tags or references. For example, if you added
<script>tag after bowinst created the tag, further bowinst usage will not remove or alter that
npm install -g bowinst
You'll need to configure
bowinst before you can get started. Run
bowinst init in your project directory to configure it to use
bowinst. This configuration must be done in every project you wish to use
Here's an example of running
$ bowinst initEnter the HTML file where <script> and <link> tags should be added app/index.htmlIf this is an Angular project, enter the JS file where the main Angular module is created. If not,just hit Enter. app/scripts/app.js>> .bowerrc created>> .bowinst.js createdGood to go!
bowinst init does the following:
- Creates/modifies your Bower config in
.bowerrcso Bower will trigger
bowinstafter each Bower install/uninstall.
- Creates/modifies a
.bowinst.jsto tell Bowinst where your main HTML file is and, if you're using Angular, where your Angular module setup code exists. If your answers are the same as the Bowinst's defaults (
.bowinst.jswon't be created.
Next you'll need to add the comment markers to your HTML file so Bowinst knows where to put your
<link> tags. For
<script> tags, use these surrounding comment markers:
<!-- bower-js:start --><!-- bower-js:end -->
<link> tags, use these:
<!-- bower-css:start --><!-- bower-css:end -->
That's it. Bowinst will now automatically install and uninstall
<link>, and Angular module references into your project automatically.
When installing a reusable Angular component, if it's
bower.json includes an
angularModule property then Bowinst will add that for you. For example, if you were installing an angular component named
reusableAngularComponent, it would change this:
Please help spread the word to Angular component authors. Let them know to add the
angularModule property to their
There are many more configuration options as well as the ability for anyone to create their own extensions. Please see the Advanced documentation for more details.
- 3/11/2014 v2.1 - Default location for Angular setup is now in
- 1/29/2014 v2.0 - Simplification refactoring.
- 7/23/2013 v1.0 - Initial release.