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cordova-clean npm version

This tries to fix the issue of inconsistent cordova plugins/platforms of a project when working in different branches. It can remove all installed plugins/platforms and install all plugins/platforms listed in the config.xml file. This avoids the case of having left over plugins/platforms from other branches installed, and if a plugin has been updated without updating the version number.

How To Install

Install through npm:

npm install cordova-clean

This package depends on any version of cordova being installed.

How To Use

Run the shell command: cordova-clean <COMMAND> <OPTIONS>


Command Explanation
clean Atomic approach that will remove all installed plugins and platforms, and add all plugings and platforms specified in config.xml.
plugins Removes all installed plugins and installs plugins specified in config.xml.
platforms Removes all platforms and installs platforms specified in config.xml.
sync This will do the same functionality as clean, but instead of removing/adding everything it will do a smart compare to see which plugins should be added/removed. This will be a shorter process than clean, but will not take into account the plugin / platform versions. Note that -noforce is not used here, since we do not want to remove any plugins that are dependencies.
version, v, -v, -version Output package version.


Option Short Form Command Valid In Explanation
-noremove -nr clean, plugins, platforms, sync Prevents the removal of plugins/platforms. Use this if you only want to install the config.xml plugins/platforms on top of the installed ones.
-noforce -nf clean, plugins Prevents force uninstall plugins. By default all plugins are removed using the -force flag, this way all plugins will be removed even if they are dependencies to other plugins.
-gitfetch -gf clean, plugins, sync Prevents -nofetch from being used when installing git repository plugins. This is mostly an issue with cordova versions below 8, it will fail installing plugins from git repositories because it attempts to add them as an npm package instead of using git. By default nofetch is used to prevent this issue from happening.
-noadd -na clean, plugins, platforms, sync Prevents adding plugins/platforms. Use this if you only want to remove installed plugins/platforms, without adding from the config.xml.
-noios -ni clean, platforms, sync Prevents iOS from being installed / removed on platform steps.
-noandroid -nand clean, platforms, sync Prevents Android from being installed / removed on platform steps.

NOTE: All options can be added with single or double dashes '-'.


Feel free to open an issue if you are having issues or would like to contribute!

MIT License

Please see the file for more information on licensing.


npm i cordova-clean

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