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Use r.js to build all the require.js projects of a directorys

If you haven't used grunt before, be sure to check out the 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, install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-build-requirejs --save-dev

Run this task with the grunt requirejs command.

This task is a multi task so any targets, files and options should be specified according to the multi task documentation.

This plugin is compatible with grunt 0.4.0rc7

The plugin will look for the build files and compile them into the specified destination.

For a full list of possible options, see the r.js example build file.

First possibility: Create a json build file

// path/to/ 
    "paths": {
                "dependency": "test-dependency"
    "modules": [{"name": "test1"},{"name": "test2"}]

Second possibility: Add a specific extension to identify the files to optimize (In this example .build.js)

// Gruntfile.js 
requirejs: {
  compile: {
    options: {
      //common options for all build files 
            expand: true,
            cwd: root + components,
            src: ['**/*.build.json', '**/*.build.js'],
            dest: root + compiled
  • 2013-02-17 v0.1.1rc7 Added the possibility to optimize files without .json build file
  • 2013-01-22 v0.1.0rc7 Creation of the plugin, work with grunt 0.4.0rc7