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    grunt-update-reference

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    grunt-update-reference

    Grunt task for updating the changed resources's reference, to get cache bust.

    Feature

    It can also instantly update reference of one file which its content not changed by us, but changed by this task.

    Task will print colored change log in console, for checking what modify the task has done.

    It will only match the file name.

    Getting Started

    If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a gruntfile.js 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-update-reference --save-dev

    Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your gruntfile.js with this line:

    grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-update-reference');

    Then, add and configure it to your Gruntfile.js:

    grunt.initConfig({
        reference: {
            options:{
                //Define what files contain some reference.
                searchFileType: [ "*.html", "*.js", "*.css" ],
                //If has some file or path to ignore, path is base on "options.searchPathBase".
                searchIgnore:[ "ignore_me.html","ignore_me/**/*" ],
                //Task's log, "simple", "all" or "none"
                log:"simple"
            },
            dist: {
                options: {
                    //The base path.
                    searchPathBase: "./path_to",
                    //Prevent watch instantly changes, which changed by this task.
                    referenceIgnore:["*.html"]
                },
                //What kind of files that may needed to be update references.(path is not base on "options.searchPathBase")
                src: [ "path_to/**/*.{css,js,jpg,png,gif}" ]
            }
        }
      });

    Run the grunt reference task:

    If set log to "simple", the log will be like this:

    $ grunt reference
     
    Running "reference:dist" (reference) task
    Running "newer:reference_core:dist__path_to" (newer) task
    Running "reference_core:dist__path_to" (reference_core) task
     
    Assets: foo.jpg
    refresh foo.jpg's reference in bar.css
    refresh bar.css's reference in index.html
     
    Done, without errors.

    If set log to "all":

    $ grunt reference
     
    Running "reference:dist" (reference) task
    Running "newer:reference_core:dist__path_to" (newer) task
    Running "reference_core:dist__path_to" (reference_core) task
     
    Assets: foo.jpg
    Scan changed files' reference in ./path_to
    in file bar.css replace:
        background:url("./foo.jpg");
    --->
        background:url("./foo.jpg?h=98e8485471");
    File bar.css instantly changed, rescan path.
    +       Scan changed files' reference in ./path_to
    +       in file index.html replace:
    +       <link href="./bar.css?v=2" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    +       --->
    +       <link href="./bar.css?h=98e8485471&v=2" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
     
    Done, without errors.

    Install

    npm i grunt-update-reference

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    Version

    1.0.0

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • nonjene