grunt-regex-replace

Grunt plugin to search and replace text content of files based on regular expression patterns

grunt-regex-replace

Grunt plugin to search and replace text content of files based on regular expression patterns

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with:

npm install --save-dev grunt-regex-replace

Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-regex-replace');

Here is an sample of the definition within the object passed to grunt.initConfig

"regex-replace": {
    foofoo: { //specify a target with any name
        src: ['foo/bar.js'],
        actions: [
            {
                name: 'bar',
                search: '(^|\\s)console.log',
                replace: '//console.log',
                flags: 'g'
            },{
                name: 'foo',
                search: 'var v = \'[^\']*\';',
                replace: 'var v = \'<%= pkg.release.version_code %>\';',
                flags: ''
            },{
               name: 'foobar',
               search: new RegExp('\\w+'),
               replace: function() {
               	    return 'foofoo';
               }
            }
        ]
    }
}

Takes the path to the files relative to the grunt file, it accepts strings as well as an array of file paths. Also supports templates, e.g

src: 'customisation/*.js',
src: '**/*.js',
src: ['foo/bar.js','foo/foo.js'],
src: ['<%= pkg.id %>/bar.js', 'foo/foo.js']

Accepts an array of objects or a function (which returns an array of objects) representing the actions to take place. Each action contains an optional name property, a search property, a replace property and a flags property. Example af an object.

{
    name: 'foo',
    search: '(^|\\s)console.log',
    replace: '//console.log',
    flags: 'gi'
}
  
{
    name: 'bar',
    search: /\\w+/g, //also accepts new RegExp()
    replace: function() {
        return 'foo';
    }
}

A string value

A regular expression string or object defining the text content to be found.

A string / regular expression pattern or function to replace the text content. For the replace function, values that match the parenthesized substring matches are passed as arguments

    {
        search: new RegExp(/(\w+)\s(\w+)/),
        replace: function(arg1, arg2, ... argN) {
          // arg1 is the full string matched
          // arg2 is the first parenthesized substring match
          // argN is the Nth parenthesized substring match
        }
    }

See MDN Documentation for details on "using parenthesized substring matches."

Regular expressions options (ie gmi). if the flags property is not defined it defaults to 'g'. To specify no options, set the flags to empty string (ie flags : '').

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

v0.1.0 - First Release

v0.1.1 -

v0.1.2 - Changes to readme

v0.2.1 - Updated to support grunt 0.4.x

v0.2.2 - version fixes

v.0.2.3 - task format fixes for compatibilty with 0.4.0 ,

v.0.2.4 - added name property, search property now supports regexp object, replace property now supports functions.

v.0.2.5 - fix /bin not exist error

v.0.2.6 - Support for file globbing patterns.

v.0.2.7 - Support for passing a function to the action property, Updated documentation for using parenthesized substring matches

Copyright (c) 2012 Hubert Boma Manilla
Licensed under the MIT license. =======