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gettext finder

This plugin will read all given template files and look for gettext('keynames') and try to compare with list of key names from given JSON blob file to look for unused key names.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.2

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-gettext-finder --save-dev

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


The "gettext_finder" task


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

    gettext_finder: {
      files: [ "views/*.html", "views/**/*.html" ],
      options: {
        pathToJSON: [ "locale/en_US/*.json" ],
        ignoreKeys: [ "Blah", "just a var key name", "what does the fox say" ],



Type: Array

An array of path to JSON blob file(s).


Type: Array

An array of strings value that is used to ignore any keys that you don't want it to complain about.


Currently we support both .html and .ejs.