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Use requirejs r.js


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. [multi task]:

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