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grunt-copy-mate

grunt-copy-mate

DEPRECATED: Very old and unmaintained module. Don't recommend using this anymore.

Utilities for copying files and folders.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt 0.4.x

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, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-copy-mate --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-copy-mate');

The "copy_mate" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named copy_mate to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  copy_mate: {
    options: {
      type: "single"
    },
    src: "test",
    destDir: "test/result"
  },
});

Options

options.type

Type: String Default value: 'single'

A string value that is used choose a method of copying files. Can be 'single', 'batch' or 'recursive'.

  • 'single' will copy a single file from the given 'src' file path to the 'destDir' directory path, both of which must be string values. An option may be passed 'optionalDestName'. More detail below.

  • 'batch' will copy an array of files from the given 'src' property to the 'destDir' directory path. 'src' must be an array and 'destDir' must be a string. No additional options are supported with this 'type'.

  • 'recursive' will recursively copy all files from the given 'src' file path to the 'destDir' directory path, both of which must be string values. It accespts 3 additional options. 'singleLevel' (boolean), 'specificFileName' (string) and 'excludedDirs' (array or string). More detail on these options is below.

options.optionalDestName

Type: String Default value: undefined

Only supported with option.type = 'single'. Used to specify a custom file name, once copied to the 'destDir'.

options.singleLevel

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Only supported with option.type = 'recursive'. Tells task to only copy from the 1st directory, ignoring all subdirectories.

options.specificFileName

Type: String Default value: undefined

Only supported with option.type = 'recursive'. Tells task to only copy files with this file name from all directories.

options.excludedDirs

Type: Array or String Default value: undefined

Only supported with option.type = 'recursive'. Tells task to omit specified directories (and their child directories). Can be a single string or an array of strings.

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to copy 'src' file path to 'destDir' directory path.

grunt.initConfig({
  copy_mate: {
    src: 'test/test3.js'
    ,destDir: "test/result/"
  },
});

Custom Options

Below are examples of 'single', 'batch' and 'recursive' tasks.

grunt.initConfig({
  copy_mate: {
 
    single_opts: {
      options: {
        type: "single"
        ,destName: "test.js"
      }
      ,src: 'test/test3.js'
      ,destDir: "test/result/"
    }
 
    ,batch_opts: {
      options: {
        type: "batch"
      }
      ,src: ['test/test1.js', 'test/test2.js', 'test/test3.js']
      ,destDir: "test/result"
    }
 
    ,recursive_opts: {
      options: {
        type: "recursive"
        // ,singleLevel: true 
        // ,specificFileName: "test1.js" 
        ,excludedDirs: ["inner-test2"]
      }
      ,src: "test"
      ,destDir: "test/result"
    }
  }
});

Non-config usage

Sometimes you may be writing custom tasks in your Gruntfile.js and you want to use the copy features of this task, without actually running it. 'recursiveCopy' will also return an array of file paths copied. Examples of how to do this below:

 
// single file 
grunt.registerTask("non-config-example-single", function() {
 
  grunt.copy_mate.singleCopy("test/test1.js", "test/result/non-config-example/single/");
});
 
 
// batch files 
grunt.registerTask("non-config-example-batch", function() {
 
  grunt.copy_mate.batchCopy([ 'test/test1.js', 'test/test2.js', 'test/test3.js' ], "test/result/non-config-example/batch/" );
});
 
 
// recursive 
grunt.registerTask("non-config-example-recursive", function() {
 
  grunt.copy_mate.recursiveCopy("test", "test/result/non-config-example/recursive/", false, "test1.js", "inner-test2" );
});

Release History

0.1.2 - Added 'createSmallNames' argument for 'recursiveCopy'. 0.1.1 - Added 'non-config' functions for use in regular tasks, along with some examples. 0.1.0 - Initial port over from grunt.jimd.utils, with some improvements made to 'recursive'.