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grunt-init template for a very basic project. includes nodeunit tests, jshint, watch, clean, and assemble for converting readme to a simple gh-pages index page.

Getting started


If you haven't already done so, install Grunt and grunt-init:

npm i -g grunt-cli grunt-init

Once grunt-init is installed, place this template in your ~/.grunt-init/ directory. It's recommended that you use git clone to install this template into that directory as follows:

git clone ~/.grunt-init/basic

(Windows users, see the documentation for the correct destination directory path)

To force grunt-init to use custom default values, move the defaults.json file to your ~/.grunt-init/ directory, and customize the values in that file.

Note: you can make the template available as any name you choose by simply changing the name of the folder that the template is installed into. So instead of ~/.grunt-init/basic, you may change the name to ~/.grunt-init/foo so that the template can be used with the following command: grunt-init foo.


Now that grunt init is intalled. At the command-line, cd into an empty directory and run grunt-init basic and follow the prompts. You might want to test that it works before you begin customizing the project:

  • Next, run npm install to install the project's dependencies.
  • Then, run grunt to build the project and test that it works.

Note that this template will generate files in the current directory, so be sure to change to a new directory first.

Related info


Jon Schlinkert

Copyright and license

Copyright 2013 Jon Schlinkert

MIT License


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