Config inheritance & overriding
Provides config inheritance & overriding in a plethora of ways!
First of all, I want to say overriding will MERGE objects, not clobber the old one with the new one. Also, the following are listed from lowest precedence to highest.
This will allow you to inherit & override configs in parent directories.
This is useful if you want to share a config between multiple projects.
We'll next load any
Inheritance also works with these local configs too.
This is useful if you want to override things in your repo without committing them.
Finally, you can club children by creating a
a parent directory. This works in the exact opposite of the config inheritance,
think of it as seniority.
This is useful for when you're working on multiple projects, and you want to clobber all those mofos at once, and you're too lazy to use an environment variable.
You can also load a config by setting
your environment before starting the Node.js process.
This is useful for production, so we can specify production configurations.
You can override any property with a string by passing in a ENV variable which maps to a key in the object.
This is useful for production, if you're too lazy to add the override to a file.
To map a key to an ENV variable, replace
__, and prepend it with
false will set booleans! Otherwise it will set the string you pass.
To use the tool, install this library globally with NPM:
$ npm install -g figs
Use: figs [-opts] [directory]Arguments:directory inspect from the specified directoryOptions:--help, -h this message--list, -l all configs in the inheritance chain--view, -v full stack trace of all the configs & contents--json, -j View the raw JSON
Require figs directly into your config variable.
// config.jsexportsdebug = true;// app.jsvar config = require'figs';console.log'Are we in debug mode?' configdebug;
Simply pass the config object into browserify, and this will build the state of your config into your browserify bundle at the time of compilation.
// bundlingbrowserifyuserequire'figs';// front-endvar config = require'figs';
You can also call
figs with an object to return a Browserify plugin mounting
that as your config in the front end. This will wash your configuration
to only include a subset of your configuration. Because I'm sure you have
secret keys in your config.
var config = require'figs';var bundle = browserify// ...;bundleuseconfigextra: 'config variables'domain: configdomainfb:app_id: configfbapp_idscope: configfbscope// We don't want our `fb.secret` in our front end!;
You can also use it from the browserify tool.
$ browserify --plugin figs
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