gulp-if

Conditionally run a task

gulp-if

A ternary gulp plugin: conditionally control the flow of vinyl objects.

Note: Badly behaved plugins can often get worse when used with gulp-if. Typically the fix is not in gulp-if.

Note: Works great with lazypipe, see below

1: Conditionally filter content

Condition

var gulpif = require('gulp-if');
var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
 
var condition = true; // TODO: add business logic 
 
gulp.task('task', function() {
  gulp.src('./src/*.js')
    .pipe(gulpif(condition, uglify()))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('./dist/'));
});

Only uglify the content if the condition is true, but send all the files to the dist folder

2: Ternary filter

Ternary

var gulpif = require('gulp-if');
var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
var beautify = require('gulp-beautify');
 
var condition = function (file) {
  // TODO: add business logic 
  return true;
}
 
gulp.task('task', function() {
  gulp.src('./src/*.js')
    .pipe(gulpif(condition, uglify(), beautify()))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('./dist/'));
});

If condition returns true, uglify else beautify, then send everything to the dist folder

3: Remove things from the stream

Remove from here on

var gulpIgnore = require('gulp-ignore');
var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
var jshint = require('gulp-jshint');
 
var condition = './gulpfile.js';
 
gulp.task('task', function() {
  gulp.src('./*.js')
    .pipe(jshint())
    .pipe(gulpIgnore.exclude(condition))
    .pipe(uglify())
    .pipe(gulp.dest('./dist/'));
});

Run JSHint on everything, remove gulpfile from the stream, then uglify and write everything else.

4: Exclude things from the stream

Exclude things from entering the stream

var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
 
gulp.task('task', function() {
  gulp.src(['./*.js', '!./node_modules/**'])
    .pipe(uglify())
    .pipe(gulp.dest('./dist/'));
});

Grab all JavaScript files that aren't in the node_modules folder, uglify them, and write them. This is fastest because nothing in node_modules ever leaves gulp.src()

works great with lazypipe

Lazypipe creates a function that initializes the pipe chain on use. This allows you to create a chain of events inside the gulp-if condition. This scenario will run jshint analysis and reporter only if the linting flag is true.

var gulpif = require('gulp-if');
var jshint = require('gulp-jshint');
var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
 
var linting = false;
var compressing = false;
 
var jshintChannel = lazypipe()
  // adding a pipeline step 
  .pipe(jshint) // notice the stream function has not been called! 
  .pipe(jshint.reporter)
  // adding a step with an argument 
  .pipe(jshint.reporter, 'fail');
 
gulp.task('scripts', function () {
  return gulp.src(paths.scripts.src)
    .pipe(gulpif(linting, jshintChannel()))
    .pipe(gulpif(compressing, uglify()))
    .pipe(gulp.dest(paths.scripts.dest));
});

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works great inside lazypipe

Lazypipe assumes that all function parameters are static, gulp-if arguments need to be instantiated inside each lazypipe. This difference can be easily solved by passing a function on the lazypipe step

var gulpif = require('gulp-if');
var jshint = require('gulp-jshint');
var uglify = require('gulp-uglify');
 
var compressing = false;
 
var jsChannel = lazypipe()
  // adding a pipeline step 
  .pipe(jshint) // notice the stream function has not been called! 
  .pipe(jshint.reporter)
  // adding a step with an argument 
  .pipe(jshint.reporter, 'fail')
  // you can't say: .pipe(gulpif, compressing, uglify) 
  // because uglify needs to be instantiated separately in each lazypipe instance 
  // you can say this instead: 
  .pipe(function () {
    return gulpif(compressing, uglify());
  });
  // why does this work? lazypipe calls the function, passing in the no arguments to it, 
  // it instantiates a new gulp-if pipe and returns it to lazypipe. 
 
gulp.task('scripts', function () {
  return gulp.src(paths.scripts.src)
    .pipe(jsChannel())
    .pipe(gulp.dest(paths.scripts.dest));
});

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gulp-if will pipe data to stream whenever condition is truthy.

If condition is falsey and elseStream is passed, data will pipe to elseStream

After data is piped to stream or elseStream or neither, data is piped down-stream.

Type: boolean or stat object or function that takes in a vinyl file and returns a boolean or RegularExpression that works on the file.path

The condition parameter is any of the conditions supported by gulp-match. The file.path is passed into gulp-match.

If a function is given, then the function is passed a vinyl file. The function should return a boolean.

Stream for gulp-if to pipe data into when conditon is truthy.

Optional, Stream for gulp-if to pipe data into when condition is falsey.

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