1.0.0 • Public • Published


Note: This grunt plugin is under current development and not ready for use just now!

A grunt task to determine your project's licenses.


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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-licensy --save-dev

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


The "licensy" task


In your project's Gruntfile, the licensy task is available to use.

You can run grunt licensy standalone Or add it to an existing task: grunt.registerTask('test', ['clean', 'licensy']);


  //Save resulting information in this file
  store: <'./dist/licsensy.json'>,
  //Directory for bower depdencies if not standard 'bower_components'
  bowerDir: <false>,
  //Blacklisted licenses which result in a warning or breaking build
  blacklist: <[]>,
  //Only warn when a blacklisted license is used - if false grunt fails
  warn: <true>

An example configuration can be found here and if you want to check the options you might want to check the Gruntfile itself. An example output on the other hand is here.

Developing & Contributing

Developing on the task alone is fairly easy just git clone then cd grunt-licensy. From there one has to link the package to itself via npm link && npm link grunt-licensy which will allow for calling grunt dev. Now just work the task/licensy.js and check results - feel free to submit a pull-request!

Release History

  • 0.0.0 Development version without release
  • 0.1.0 Initial release
  • 0.1.1 Add options for tmp directory
  • 0.1.2 Fix tmp dir and peerDependencies
  • 0.1.3 Change dep gathering via shell cmd to node api
  • 0.2.0 Add support for breaking when using a specified blacklisted license
  • 0.2.2 Remove duplicate packages from results (comes from nesting)
  • 0.3.0 Fix not having bower-components and create licensy.json if not present
  • 0.3.1 Change default licensy.json location
  • 0.4.0 Add support for aggregating unknown licensed packages
  • 0.4.1 Add handling of previously unknown licensed packages
  • 1.0.0 Update dependencies and add engine requirements

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