November's Paddleball Marathon


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    Protects developers from manually doing boring stuff — isn't that what we're here for?

    Just run it on a cloned repo, and .env preset will be sitting in the top-level directory for you to fill it.

    .env is created based on .env.defaults and .env.schema


    # PORT=
    # npm_package_name=

    Variables from .env.defaults are taken as optional — commented out with # on line start.

    The .env.schema variables definitely want you to fill them in.

    Quick start

    For personal usage

    Simply run it after cloning another genius repo telling you to scrap around the files looking for variable names

    npx dotenv-extended-prepare

    For automatically respecting the time of other developers

    1. Install dotenv-extended-prepare as a development dependency:
    npm i -D dotenv-extended-prepare
    1. Specify a postinstall script in your package file — it will run on npm i

      e.g. "scripts": { "postinstall": "dotenv-extended-prepare" } in package.json

    npm set-script postinstall "dotenv-extended-prepare"


    If you need to specify a custom path or name to schemas/defaults, or you don't use dotenv-extended at all, or you prefer using regular OG dotenv like our grandpas did and your env sample is named .env.example — just wait a couple of days. I'm planning to add more names for auto-search and some configuration.


    Auto-generate .env.schema if a repo doesn't specify one

    In the future, we could make it also generate .env.defaults

    npx dotenv-extended-prepare generate


    I like high development convenience. Almost every new project has its .env schemas/examples/samples or defaults. Usually, after cloning a new repository, the developer has to not just enter environment variables, but also search for their names, check which ones are already set by default and create an .env file.

    This package is actively maintained. Give it a star, and maybe share some thoughts by opening an issue.

    Caught a Bug?

    1. Fork this repository to your own GitHub account and then clone it to your local device
    2. Link the package to the global module directory: npm link
    3. Within the Node app you want to test your local development instance of dotenv-extended-prepare, just link it to the dependencies: npm link dotenv-extended-prepare (Skip this step if you're using it via npx only). Instead of the default one from npm, Node.js will now use your clone of the tool!


    npm i dotenv-extended-prepare

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