The easy metafile manager


The Easy Metafile Manager

Using npm.

$ npm install -g chest


$ chest usage
chest usage       Show this message
chest put <file>  Put specified config file in the chest
chest take <file> Take specified config file from the chest into the project root
chest list        Show list of config files in the chest
chest open        Place config files from the chest into the project root as symbolic links
chest install     Install all supported config files in the chest
chest boost       Open and install
chest close       Remove symbolic links created by "open"
chest scripts      Show list of chest-run-scripts
chest run <script> Run chest-run-scripts
chest sync         Sync meta info name, description and version

Put metafile in the chest

$ cat bower.json
  "devDependencies": {
      "bootstrap": "~3.1.1"
$ chest put bower.json

Make bower and component install easy to use with postinstall:

  "scripts": {
    "postinstall": "chest boost",
    "test": "mocha test/*.js"
  "devDependencies": {
    "mocha": "*",
    "chest": "*"

Then if bower.json is in the chest, bower install is executed after npm install:

$ npm install
> chest@0.1.0
> ./bin/chest.js boost
bower bootstrap#~3.1.1    cached git://
bower bootstrap#~3.1.1    validate 3.1.1 against git://
bower jquery#>= 1.9.0     cached git://
bower jquery#>= 1.9.0     validate 2.1.1 against git://>= 1.9.0
bower bootstrap#~3.1.1    install bootstrap#3.1.1
bower jquery#>= 1.9.0     install jquery#2.1.1


// Supported json5 syntax
    name: "name",
    description: "description",
    version: "0.1.0",
    scripts: {
      answer: {
        usage: "The answer to life the universe and everything",
        run: "touch 42"

Command rapper required usage

$ chest run answer
touch 42

Sync both metainfo

$ chest sync
Sync name, description and version
=> update package.json, bower.json, component.json
  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request