Execute post install action on bower components
Some bower components needs additionnal actions once Bower has retrieved the source from the repository. This plugin helps you to automate theses tasks in order to provide you the last step to your client-side dependency manager.
This plugin requires Grunt
If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Grunt Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:
npm install grunt-bower-postinst --save-dev
The "bower_postinst" task
In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named
bower_postinst to the data object passed into
The directory where the bower components are installed. We use by default the current bower configuration.
'git submodule' : 'update''npm' : 'install''grunt' :'jake' :'make' : 'install'
This options define the default behavior for the predefined commands.
An array of commands to be executed against the component. The values of the array can be either :
- a string that match a predefined command (
npm installas in
- an object with the key as a predefined command and the value the additionnals arguments
The commands for a component are executed in series, in the order defined in
If there is more than one component then the staks of commands are executed in parrallel by component.
In this example, the project needs the following Bower components:
bootstrap. The components
bootstrap need extra commands to get an aggregated and minimified version of the scripts and stylesheet.
We use the task
grunt-bower-task to perform the install of the components, then the
bower_postinst task from the current plugin to run the required commands.
grunt;//Load the plugin's task.grunt;grunt;grunt;grunt;
These example will execute:
bower install#stack 1 in parallel with stack2cd components/bootstrapnpm installmake bootstrap#stack2cd components/jquery.uinpm installgrunt build
To help you to resolve your issues, please provide:
- the versions of node.js, grunt and grunt-bower-postinst
- the content of your Gruntfile.js
- the result of the grunt command with the debug option (
grunt task --debug) (in a gist)
- A pull request, if you think something is wrong.
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.
- 0.1.0 First release
- 0.2.0 Improve jake support and simplify no args action
- 0.2.1 minor fixes