Extract YAML front matter from a string
Extract meta data (front-matter) from documents.
This modules does not do any IO (file loading or reading), only extracting and parsing front matter from strings.
This concept that was originally introduced to me through the jeykll blogging system and is pretty useful where you want to be able to easily add meta-data to content without the need for a database. YAML is extracted from the the top of a file between matching separators of "---" or "= yaml =". It will also extract YAML between a separator and "...".
With npm do:
npm install front-matter
So you have a file
---title: Just hack'ndescription: Nothing to see here---This is some text about some stuff that happened sometime ago
NOTE: As of
email@example.com valid front matter is considered to have
the starting separator on the first line.
Then you can do this:
var fs =fm =fs
And end up with an object like this:
attributes:title: 'Just hack\'n'description: 'Nothing to see here'body: '\nThis is some text about some stuff that happened sometime ago'frontmatter: 'title: Just hack\'n\ndescription: Nothing to see here'
var fm =
content object with two properties:
content.attributescontains the extracted yaml attributes in json form
content.bodycontains the string contents below the yaml separators
content.frontmattercontains the original yaml string contents
Check if a string contains a front matter header of "---" or "= yaml =". Primarily used internally but is useful outside of the module.
fm # true || false
All code is linted/formatted using standard style, any non-conforming code can be automatically formatted using the the fmt make task:
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