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Precompile doT templates into a single file

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

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-dot --save-dev

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


The "dot" task


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

  dot: { 
    compile: {
      options: {
         * root: Sets the json root
         * templateSettings: override doT's default settings 
      files: {
        'target': [/* Files */],



Type: String

A string value that is the root key


Type: String Default value: 'dot'

A string value that is the file extension for the template


Type: Object Default value: {selfcontained: true}

A string value that is the file extension for the template


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.

Release History

  • 0.1.2 Basic version working