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Scaffolder - Creating Template Folder

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Scaffolder lets you create dynamic templates and increase your project velocity. :shipit:.
With Scaffolder you can define custom file structre template and link them to specifc commands which then can be used to create them in a few easy steps!



  • interactive, i: run the tool in interactive mod, meaning, it will prompt the user to choose a template and a value for each key and in the end will ask if the template should be generated in a folder.
    this command is the most recommended one as it simplified the process for the user a lot.

  • create <commandName>
    <commandName>: One of the commands defined in the scaffolder folder.

    • --load-from
      Load the templates from a specific location <absolutePath>.
    • --entry-point
      Generate the template to a specified location <absolutePath>.
    • --folder, -f <folderName>
      <folderName>: The name of the folder you want the template to be generated into. If none is supplied the template will be generated to the current working directory.
    • <key>=<value>
      <key>: One of the keys for a specific template
      <value>: The value you want the key to be replaced with.
  • list, ls
    Show the available commands from the current working directory.

  • show <commandName>
    Show a specific command template files

    • --show-content
      Also show the full content of the template files.

Getting started

install scaffolder globally

npm i -g easy-scaffolder

Create a commands folder in your project root directory

The commands folder should be named scaffolder and it should contain a folder with each folder representing a different command and inside of that folder, there is the template you wish to create.
The commands available are the commands defined in the scaffolder folder.
If you have more scaffolder folders in the current file system hierarchy then all of them will be included with precedence to the nearest scaffolder folder.
For example:
In our current project root

├── component
│   ├── index.js
│   ├── {{componentName}}.js
│   └── {{componentName}}.spec.js
└── index
    └── index.js

In our desktop

├── component
│   ├── index.js
│   ├── {{lol}}.js
│   └── {{wattt}}.spec.js
└── coolFile
    └── coolFile.sh

From the above structure, we will have three commands component (from the project scaffolder), index (from the project scaffolder) and coolFile (from the desktop scaffolder).
Lets look at the content of {{componentName}}.js and {{componentName}}.spec.js. {{componentName}}.js from the current project scaffolder folder.

import React from 'react'
export const {{componentName}} = (props) => {
  return (
      Such a cool component


import React from 'react';
import { mount } from 'enzyme';
import { {{componentName}} } from './{{componentName}}';
describe('{{componentName}}', () => {
  it('should have a div', () => {
    const wrapper = mount(
      <{{componentName}} />

Now let's run the following command somewhere in our project

scaffolder create component componentName=CoolAFComponent --folder MyCoolComp

A new folder will be created under our current working directory, let's look at what we got.

├── CoolAFComponent.js
├── CoolAFComponent.spec.js
└── index.js


import React from "react";
export const CoolAFComponent = (props) => {
  return <div>Such a cool component</div>;


import React from "react";
import { mount } from "enzyme";
import { CoolAFComponent } from "./CoolAFComponent";
describe("CoolAFComponent", () => {
  it("should have a div", () => {
    const wrapper = mount(<CoolAFComponent />);

This could also be achived using the interactive mode!

How cool is this, right?
As you can see our params got injected to the right places and we created our template with little effort.
Horray!! ✨ 🎆 🎇 ✨



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