A combination of
mustache). This is a scaffolding tool
that downloads a given repository from GitHub / GitLab / BitBucket and
optionally replaces any designated variables in it. Without variables, this acts
much the same as degit.
npx dems user/repo
That's it! This will copy the latest commit on the default branch into a local
directory that shares the name of the
repo. As with
degit, all git history
is removed during the process, so it appears as a clean repo.
You can also supply an alternate target with an optional second argument:
npx dems user/repo new-dir
This will copy the repo to a local
During the cloning process,
dems will parse each file looking for mustache
templating. If any variables are found, it will then launch a wizard asking you
to enter a value for each variable. Finally, the templated files are rendered
To see an example of this, take a look at the example repo.
Why should I use this?
This is an experiment for me; I really like the idea of
degit, but it has some
under-explored concepts around "actions" and I thought I'd take it in a
different direction via templating. I usually find, when using
degit, that I
have to replace several simple strings; package name and author fields for
dems provides a solution. If you also find yourself experiencing
dems a go.
This code is really bad! It's missing $FEATURE! I found a bug!
Open an issue. If I agree with you, I'll probably fix the bug / add the feature, but it'll be in my own time. If you need it sooner, open a Pull Request or fork for your own needs.