grunt-bower-concat

Automatic concatenation of installed Bower components in right order.

Bower components builder for Grunt

Automatic concatenation of installed Bower components in right order.

This plugin requires Grunt 0.4.

$ npm install grunt-bower-concat --save-dev

Add somewhere in your Gruntfile.js:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-bower-concat');

Inside your Gruntfile.js file add a section named bower_concat. See Parameters section below for details.

Type: String, optional (at least one of [dest, cssDest] must exist).

Name of JS file where result of concatenation will be saved.

Type: String, optional (at least one of [dest, cssDest] must exist).

Name of CSS file where result of concatenation will be saved.

Type: String|Array, optional.

List of components you want to exclude.

exclude: [
    'jquery',
    'modernizr'
]

Type: String|Array, optional.

By default bower-concat will include all installed in project components. Using include option you can manually specify which components should be included.

include: [
    'underscore',
    'backbone'
]

Type: Object, optional.

Unfortunately not all Bower components list their dependencies. If components concatenate in the wrong order, use this option to manually specify dependencies for those components.

dependencies: {
  'underscore': 'jquery',
  'mygallery': ['jquery', 'fotorama']
}

Type: Object, optional.

Some Bower components don’t list their main files or (more likely) don’t have bower.json file at all. In this case bower-concat will try to guess main file but sometimes it can’t or choose wrong one. You could explicitly define main files for that components.

mainFiles: {
  'svg.js': 'dist/svg.js',
  'mygallery': ['src/base.js', 'src/gallery.js', 'src/style.css']
}

Type: Function, optional.

This function will be called for every Bower component and allows you to change main files chosen by bower-concat.

callbackfunction(mainFilescomponent) {
  return _.map(mainFiles, function(filepath) {
    // Use minified files if available 
    var min = filepath.replace(/\.js$/, '.min.js');
    return grunt.file.exists(min) ? min : filepath;
  });
}

Type: Object, optional.

Bower specific options that will be passed in during the bower.commands calls.

bowerOptions: {
  relative: false
}
bower_concat: {
  all: {
    dest: 'build/_bower.js',
    cssDest: 'build/_bower.css',
    exclude: [
        'jquery',
        'modernizr'
    ],
    dependencies: {
      'underscore': 'jquery',
      'backbone': 'underscore',
      'jquery-mousewheel': 'jquery'
    },
    bowerOptions: {
      relative: false
    }
  }
}

The changelog can be found in the Changelog.md file.


The MIT License, see the included License.md file.