grunt-bower

Copy bower installed components to dist folder.

grunt-bower

Copy bower installed components to dist folder.

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's Gruntfile.js with: npm install grunt-bower

Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-bower');

To your Gruntfile.js, add:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'dest/path'
  }
}

Add stripAffix option if you'd like to have lib names with its file type affix to be stripped, things like /\.js$/, /js$/ or /\.css$/ etc.:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'dest/path',
    options: {
      stripAffix: true
    }
  }
}

stripAffix could cause name confliction, use with caution! If you were using grunt-bower prior to v0.9.0, stripJsAffix is now an alias to stripAffix option.

If you want to assign different destination folder for other file types:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'dest/',
    js_dest: 'dest/js',
    css_dest: 'dest/styles'
  }
}

File types without a [file_type]_dest will go to dest folder.

Note: fonts_dest is a special case, svg, eot, ttf, woff, woff2, otf, are all covered by fonts_dest for convenience.

If you want to have more specific dest options for certain packages:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'public/',
    css_dest: 'public/styles',
    options: {
      packageSpecific: {
        bootstrap: {
          dest: 'public/fonts',
          css_dest: 'public/css/bootstrap'
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

If grunt-bower not copying the files you want:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'public/',
    options: {
      packageSpecific: {
        'typeahead.js': {
          files: [
            "dist/typeahead.bundle.js"
          ]
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

You can ignore some packages if you don't want them to be copied:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'public/',
    options: {
      ignorePackages: ['jquery']
    }
  }
}

If you want the exported files to be organized by package, use expand option. For example, such config will result in the file structure like this:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'public/vendor/',
    options: {
      expand: true
    }
  }
}
/public
  /vendor
    /package1
      package1_file1.js
      package1_file2.js
      package1.css
    /package2
      package2.js
      package2.css

Or organized by file type in addition:

bower: {
  dev: {
    dest: 'public/',
    js_dest: 'public/js/'
    css_dest: 'public/css/',
    fonts_dest: 'public/fonts/', //covers font types ['svg','eot', 'ttf', 'woff', 'woff2', 'otf'] 
    options: {
      expand: true
    }
  }
}
/public
  /js
    /package1
      package1_file1.js
      package1_file2.js
    /package2
      package2.js
  /css
    /package1
      package1.css
    /package2
      package2.css

For file path expansion (globbing):

bower: {
  dev: {
    options: {
      packageSpecific: {
        'jquery-ui': {
          keepExpandedHierarchy: true,
          stripGlobBase: true,
          files: [
            'ui/minified/jquery-ui.min.js',
            'themes/base/minified/**'
          ]
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

keepExpandedHierarchy default to true (for all dependencies), you have to explicitly set it to false if you want a flattened output structure.
Set stripGlobBase to true if you only want to keep the expanded part in the globbing pattern. If you want flattening for all packages do:

bower: {
  dev: {
    options: {
      keepExpandedHierarchy: false
    }
  }
}

Type: Function(content, srcpath)

This option is passed to grunt.file.copy as an advanced way to control the file contents that are copied.

bower: {
  dev: {
    options: {
      processfunction (contentsrcpath) {
        return content.replace(/[sad ]/g,"_");
      },
    },
  },
},

Check here.

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

Copyright (c) 2012 curist Licensed under the MIT license.