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templatizer is a lovely little utility by Henrik Jorteg that takes a template directory structure and produces a module containing your precompiled Jade templates.

grunt-templatizer is a Grunt plugin that reimplements templatizer.

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-templatizer --save-dev

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


The "templatizer" task


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

  templatizer: {
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to do something with whatever. So if the testing file has the content Testing and the 123 file had the content 1 2 3, the generated result would be Testing, 1 2 3.

  templatizer: {
    files: {
      'dest/default_options': ['src/testing', 'src/123'],

Differences from templatizer

templatizer takes a specified template directory path and operates on the directory structure within that directory. grunt-templatizer takes the list of template files from the mask in your Gruntfile and and induces a directory structure based on the point at which the directory tree begins to branch. For example:




will both come out as = function anonymous(locals) {
... = function anonymous(locals) {

in your compile template module.



will become = function anonymous(locals) { = function anonymous(locals) {

Also note that I've rewritten a significant portion of templatizer.js to adapt it for Grunt, so crashes and bugs are probably my fault.


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.

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