0.9.0 • Public • Published

Grunt Export

Import javascript dependencies and export to file using NodeImport. Like a concat plugin, but it's accept inline files. So we don't need to define all files in grunt config, also not only append the next scripts into previous scripts. We can import files even though the import statement is inside a function block function() {}.

Since the basic function of NodeImport is to execute scripts, you also can run scripts using this plugin, but it's not a main function of this plugin.

Reads the NodeImport to find out how the import and export works.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5 and NodeImport ~0.1.3.

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-export --save-dev

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


The "export" task


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

  exports: {
    options: {
      // Task options
    your_target: {
      // Target dir and files.



Type: Boolean Default value: false

Execute scripts while exporting or not.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

Execute scripts in synchronus mode.


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Export imported scripts or just execute the scripts.


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Export the minified version to file using UglifyJS.


Type: Object Default value: null

Uglify options that will be passed to UglifyJS


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Export the sourcemap to file.


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Beautify the scripts.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

Mark as non-javascript files.


Type: Function Default value: null

Custom formatter to format/beautify the imported files.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

Logs all activity.

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, task using default options and use verbose to logs all activity.

  exports: {
    test: {
      options: {
        verbose: true
      files: {
        'tmp': ['test/people.js'],

Release History

  • 2015-03-30 v0.9.0 "Adding support to concatenate non-javascript files."
  • 2015-03-27 v0.8.0 "Updating NodeImport"
  • 2015-03-08 v0.6.0 "Adding include() module - NodeImport"
  • 2015-03-05 v0.5.0 "Fixing namespace and add return variables as object for imports.module()"
  • 2015-03-05 v0.4.1 "Fixing source-map sources url mistake."
  • 2015-03-05 v0.4.0 "Adding support to import scripts by call it inside a module."
  • 2015-03-05 v0.3.1 "Fixing namespace conflict when using null-extension."
  • 2015-03-05 v0.3.0 "Adding support to ignore file extension using plain object as namespace."
  • 2015-02-26 v0.2.1 "Updating NodeImport."
  • 2015-02-26 v0.2.0 "Updating NodeImport."
  • 2015-02-26 v0.1.9 "Updating NodeImport."
  • 2015-02-25 v0.1.8 "Updating NodeImport version."
  • 2015-02-25 v0.1.7 "Updating NodeImport version."
  • 2015-02-25 v0.1.6 "Fixing namespace and async orders. Renaming export to exports since it's and reserved word."
  • 2015-02-24 v0.1.5 "Updating NodeImport version."
  • 2015-02-24 v0.1.4 "Updating namespace variable getter."
  • 2015-02-21 v0.1.3 "Fixing mistakes with async option."
  • 2015-02-21 v0.1.2 "First release, follow the release version of node-import."

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