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    grunt-hardlink v0.2.0

    Create hard links.

    Getting Started

    This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

    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-hardlink --save-dev

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


    Hardlink task

    Run this task with the grunt hardlink command.

    Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide. Pay special attention to the Building the files object dynamically section, which explains how to create many src-dest file mappings all at once.

    Usage Examples

    hardlink: {
      // Enable overwrite to delete hardlinks before recreating them
      options: {
        overwrite: false
      // The "build/target.txt" hardlink will be created and linked to
      // "source/target.txt".
      explicit: {
        src: 'source/target.txt',
        dest: 'build/target.txt'
      // These examples using "expand" to generate src-dest file mappings:
      expanded: {
        files: [
          // All child files in "source", starting with "foo-" will be hardlinked
          // into the "build" directory, with the leading "source" stripped off.
          // Note that it is not generally possible to hardlink directories, so
          // using "isFile" filter is often a necessary measure to avoid this kind
          // of error.
            expand: true,
            overwrite: false,
            cwd: 'source',
            src: ['foo-*'],
            dest: 'build',
            filter: 'isFile',
          // All files inside "bar" and its sub-directories, recursively, will be
          // hardlinked into an identical hierarchy under the "tmp" directory.
            expand: true,
            src: 'bar/**',
            dest: 'tmp',
            filter: 'isFile',

    CLI overwrite option

    To override the overwrite option via the CLI pass it as an option

      grunt hardlink --overwrite

    Usage tips on Microsoft Windows

    Make sure your command prompt has administrative privileges, otherwise the task will not work.

    Release History

    • 2015-03-01   v0.2.0   Change name from "grunt-contrib-hardlink" to "grunt-hardlink". Change author references from "Grunt Team" to "Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro". Add "Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro" as a copyright holder.
    • 2015-03-01   v0.1.0   Unofficial release.

    Task submitted by Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro

    This file was generated on Sun Mar 01 2015 17:28:04.


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