fsplates

a cli tool for rendering project boilerplate

fs-plates

a cli tool for rendering project boilerplate

With node previously installed:

$ npm install -g fsplates

With node binary on OSX:

$ (cd /usr/local && \
   curl -L# http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.8.22/node-v0.8.22-darwin-x86.tar.gz \
   | tar -zx --strip 1) \
  && npm install -g fsplates \
  && printf "installed fsplates(1) %s\n" $(fsplates --version)

NOTE: tested with node 0.8.x

Usage: fsplate template [target directory]
 
Options:
 
  -h, --help           output usage information
  -V, --version        output the version number
  -r, --rename         prompt for name before writing files
  -s, --source [path]  where to look for templates [$HOME/.fsplates]
  -c, --config [path]  data [$HOME/.fsplates/.config.json]
 
 
Note: you will be prompted for any values not in `config`
and no files will be overwritten without your confirmation
 
Examples: 
 
  # simple one file
  $ fsplate Makefile
 
  # rename
  $ fsplate -r Readme.md
  Readme.md is available. prefered name: $
 
  # target a sub-directory
  $ fsplate component my-component

templates are just normal files and directories. By default fsplates searches within ~/.fsplates for a the template you call. It will then walk through each file in the template (if its a directory) and replace variables with values. variables are denoted by double mustaches {{var here}}. values are looked up within ~/.fsplates/.config.json. Any values not found will be prompted for. The resulting Files are written to the working directory though you can specify a target. Don't worry about files being overwritten, fsplates, will prompt before doing anything dangerous. File paths can also contain mustaches so you can literally put them anywhere! Check out the ./dots directory for example templates.

MIT

Copyright (c) 2013 Jake Rosoman <jkroso@gmail.com>

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