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Create digested copies of assets and add mapping to a manifest. Useful with rails applications

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1 and has been tested with Rails 4.

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-digest --save-dev

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


The "digest" task


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

  digest: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here. 
      out: 'dist/manifest.json',
      separator: '-',
      algorithm: 'md5'
    files: {
      // Target-specific file lists. 
      src: ['dist/**.js']



Type: String Default value: ''

Path to the generated manifest


Type: String Default value: '-'

A string value that is used separate basename with digest hash.


Type: String Default value: 'md5'

Examples are 'sha1', 'md5', 'sha256', 'sha512'.


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.

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Copyright 2013 Zendesk

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