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clean-webpack-plugin

1.0.0 • Public • Published

Clean for WebPack

A webpack plugin to remove/clean your build folder(s) before building

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Installation

npm i clean-webpack-plugin --save-dev

Usage

const CleanWebpackPlugin = require('clean-webpack-plugin')
 
// webpack config
{
  plugins: [
    new CleanWebpackPlugin(paths [, {options}])
  ]
}

Example Webpack Config

This is a modified version of WebPack's Plugin documentation that includes the Clean Plugin.

const CleanWebpackPlugin = require('clean-webpack-plugin'); //installed via npm
const HtmlWebpackPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin'); //installed via npm
const webpack = require('webpack'); //to access built-in plugins
const path = require('path');
 
// the path(s) that should be cleaned
let pathsToClean = [
  'dist',
  'build'
]
 
// the clean options to use
let cleanOptions = {
  root:     '/full/webpack/root/path',
  exclude:  ['shared.js'],
  verbose:  true,
  dry:      false
}
 
// sample WebPack config
const webpackConfig = {
  entry: './path/to/my/entry/file.js',
  output: {
    filename: 'my-first-webpack.bundle.js',
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist')
  },
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(js|jsx)$/,
        loader: 'babel-loader'
      }
    ]
  },
  plugins: [
    new CleanWebpackPlugin(pathsToClean, cleanOptions),
    new webpack.optimize.UglifyJsPlugin(),
    new HtmlWebpackPlugin({template: './src/index.html'})
  ]
}
 

Paths (Required)

An [array] of string paths to clean

[
  'dist',         // removes 'dist' folder
  'build/*.*',    // removes all files in 'build' folder
  'web/*.js'      // removes all JavaScript files in 'web' folder
]

Options and defaults (Optional)

{
  // Absolute path to your webpack root folder (paths appended to this)
  // Default: root of your package
  root: __dirname,
 
  // Write logs to console.
  verbose: true,
  
  // Use boolean "true" to test/emulate delete. (will not remove files).
  // Default: false - remove files
  dry: false,           
 
  // If true, remove files on recompile. 
  // Default: false
  watch: false,
 
  // Instead of removing whole path recursively,
  // remove all path's content with exclusion of provided immediate children.
  // Good for not removing shared files from build directories.
  exclude: [ 'files', 'to', 'ignore' ],
 
  // allow the plugin to clean folders outside of the webpack root.
  // Default: false - don't allow clean folder outside of the webpack root
  allowExternal: false
  
  // perform clean just before files are emitted to the output dir
  // Default: false
  beforeEmit: false
}

install

npm i clean-webpack-plugin

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358,541

version

1.0.0

license

MIT

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