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gulp-bower

Install Bower packages.

gulp-bower

Install Bower packages.

This task is designed for gulp 3.

First, install gulp-bower as a development dependency:

npm install --save-dev gulp-bower

Then, add it to your gulpfile.js:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var bower = require('gulp-bower');
 
gulp.task('bower', function() {
  return bower();
});

This defaults to the directory configured in ./.bowerrc or to ./bower_components when no .bowerrc could be found.

You can also specify a custom Bower directory:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var bower = require('gulp-bower');
 
gulp.task('bower', function() {
  return bower('./my_bower_components')
    .pipe(gulp.dest('lib/'))
});

To set the current working directory, you must pass in an options object:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var bower = require('gulp-bower');
 
gulp.task('bower', function() {
  return bower({ directory: './my_bower_components', cwd: './myapp' })
    .pipe(gulp.dest('lib/'))
});

By default gulp-bower runs install command for Bower. Using cmd property, you can specify the custom command. (e.g. update)

var gulp = require('gulp');
var bower = require('gulp-bower');
 
gulp.task('bower', function() {
  return bower({ cmd: 'update'});
});
  • directory - string Install directory, see opts.directory below.
  • opts.cmd - string bower command. Default: install
  • opts.cwd - string Current working directory. Default: process.cwd()
  • opts.directory - string Install directory. Default: From .bowerrc or bower_components
  • opts.interactive - boolean Enable prompting on version conflicts. Default: false
  • opts.verbosity - number Set verbosity level. Default: 2
    • 0 - No output
    • 1 - Error output
    • 2 - Info
  • Added verbosity options, prompting, .bowerrc handling, tests and CI. (by Crevil)
  • Fixed command passing to also handle nested commands (by mechanoid)
  • Fixed dependencies (by serbrech)
  • Fixed #28
  • Fixed #19
  • Fixed undefined cwd bug
  • Fixed dependencies versions (by Karl-Gustav)
  • Fixed cwd bug (by mlegenhausen)
  • Added commands support (by Keksinautin)
  • Added ability to pass in an initialization object that allows a cwd to be specified (by cb1kenobi)
  • Emits "end", so the consumer knows when bower is done installing (by agzam)
  • fixed custom bower directory bug
  • add logging (by squarejaw)
  • parse .bowerrc for the bower install directory or allow the user to specify the directory (by eboskma)
  • initial release