Generator Generator for Yeoman


Yeoman generator for Yeoman generators
Scaffolds out a new basic Yeoman generator with some sensible defaults.

Maintainer: Pascal Hartig

  • Install: npm install -g generator-generator
  • Run: yo generator

If during generation you get an error like API rate limit exceeded, you need to log in to GitHub and create a new API token, then add:


to your .bashrc, .zshrc, .profile or another file that is run on shell initialization. In new terminal shells you shouldn't see this error anymore.

  • yo generator shows a wizard for generating a new generator
  • yo generator:subgenerator NAME generates a subgenerator with the name NAME

Scaffolds out a complete project directory structure for you:

├── app
│   ├── index.js
│   └── templates
│       ├── editorconfig
│       └── jshintrc
├── .editorconfig
├── .gitattributes
├── .gitignore
├── .jshintrc
├── package.json
└── test
    ├── test-creation.js
    └── test-load.js
  • 0.3.0

    • Updated for generator 0.13.0.
    • Added yo peer dependency.
  • 0.2.2

    • Updated dependencies.
  • 0.2.1

    • The name specified in the prompt is now used in package.json.
    • generator-generator officially replaced the built-in generator that was bundled with yo.
  • 0.2

    • Added subgenerator for subgenerators
    • Generated generator now generates package.json, component.json and installs them by default.
  • 0.1.1

    • Upgraded mocha to 1.9.0
    • Include .travis.yml

See the contribution docs.

When submitting an issue, please follow the guidelines. Especially important is to make sure Yeoman is up-to-date, and providing the command or commands that cause the issue.

MIT © Pascal Hartig and other contributors