Share your code. npm Orgs help your team discover, share, and reuse code. Create a free org »

gulp-config-grabber

1.1.1 • Public • Published

Gulp Config Grabber

Combine multiple config.json files using a flag to distinguish different environments.

Installation

npm i gulp-config-grabber
const configs = require('gulp-config-grabber');

If you're just trying to include a config.json file, there is no need to install this module. You can do this natively:

const config = require('./config.json');

How to use:

Pass in an object of options. See below details on the options available.

const config = configs.grab({
    file : "config.json",
    env : "production",
    flag : "site2",
    directory : "src"
});

or if you're just passing in a different config file, you can pass in a single string:

const config = configs.grab("config.json");

Options

Param Default Description
file config.json The name of the file that should be included
env - Some objects in the config file can be merged based on a environment name
flag - Force a command flag to target a specific site directory
directory /src Define a directory to search for your site flag
dynamic ['paths'] Define a selection of keys that contain dynamic variables. These will be checked against all properties and manage the dynamic variables, e.g. {images}

You can pass in a default argument to be used on each gulp call.

const config = configs.grab({'env':'src', 'directory':'site1');

To distinguish what config file Gulp should use, pass in an arguments flag that matches all or part of your site directory.

gulp default --site2

You can also manually pass in a environmental command to overwrite any in the config files.

gulp default --site2 --production

This will grab the config.json file in your site2 project and deep merge everything to your default config.json in the root. Note, Gulp Config Grabber will only use the first argument flag.

Use Case

Assume you have a project that looks like this:

project/
├── gulpfile.js
├── config.json
├── package.json
└── src/
    ├── site1/
    └── site2/

Your root config.json file has all the settings you need. But you need to add some bespoke options for site2 only. You could create a new config.json.

But if you update one config.json, you'll need to manage the changes for all your config.json files.

This is where Gulp Config Grabber comes in. Create a config.json for each site with ONLY the changes that need to be merged into your root config.json (default) file.

project/
├── gulpfile.js
├── config.json
├── package.json
└── src/
    ├── site1/
    │  └── config.json
    └── site2/
       └── config.json

You can use special variable names that will be passed any nested objects.

Example:

{
  "project" : "My Awesome Site",
  "site"    : "site1",
  "host"    : "www.site1.loc",
 
  "paths" : {
    "public"  : "public_html/{site}",
    "scripts" : "src/{site}/scripts",
    "sass"    : "src/{site}/sass"
  }
}

Will return this:

{
  "project" : "My Awesome Site",
  "site"    : "site1",
  "host"    : "www.site1.loc",
 
  "paths" : {
    "public"  : "public_html/site1",
    "scripts" : "src/site1/scripts",
    "sass"    : "src/site1/sass"
  }
}

All objects can have special environmental nested options. If the first level of a nested object contains environment variables, (which are defined either in the initial set up or via a command flag)... then that object will be flattened respectively.

const config = configs.grab({'env':'dev');

Example config.json:

{
  "project" : "My Awesome Site",
  "site"    : "site1",
  "host"    : "www.site1.loc",
 
  "settings" : {
    "*" : {
      "sourceMaps"  : false,
      "minify"     : false,
      "versioning"  : true,
    },
    "production" : {
      "minify"     : true,
    },
    "dev" : {
      "sourceMaps"  : true,
      "minify"     : true,
      "special"     : true,
    }
  }
}

Will return this in a dev environment:

{
  "project" : "My Awesome Site",
  "site"    : "site1",
  "host"    : "www.site1.loc",
 
  "settings" : {
      "sourceMaps"  : true,
      "minify"     : true,
      "versioning"  : true,
      "special"     : true,
  }
}

Create

Instead of grab, you can use create instead:

const config = configs.create({'env': environment})

This does exactly the same as grab, only it generates a config.lock in the root path. This will contain the JSON code with environments managed and dynamic variable handled. The purpose of this is to avoid server-side languages (php) having to perform all the same logic.

install

npm i gulp-config-grabber

Downloadsweekly downloads

41

version

1.1.1

license

MIT

homepage

github.com

repository

Gitgithub

last publish

collaborators

  • avatar
Report a vulnerability