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When a change happens in an included file, find the files that are affected by the changes and send their paths through the stream

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Sometimes you want to compile jade files that are affected by a change in another jade file.

Let's say you have an frontpage.jade with an include to includes/an-included-file.jade. You make a change in includes/an-included-file.jade, but also want to have frontpage.jade marked as a subject of change so it can be compiled.

This module takes care of that and should also work well with livereload of the compiled changed files.


$ npm install --save-dev gulp-jade-find-affected


Should be used in conjunction with gulp-watch:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var watch = require('gulp-watch');
var affected = require('gulp-jade-find-affected');
gulp.task('watch-jade', function () {
        // jade will only get (and compile) the files in your base directory which have been affected by the changed file 


  • 0.2.2 - Added change triggering for extends as requested in issues.
  • 0.2.1 - Bumped again, to be able to re-publish with new changelog. Seems important enough though.
  • 0.2.0 - Bumped version. Cooperation from here on forward is with newer version of gulp-watch, which could present breaking changes.
  • 0.1.5 - Removed instructions to pass deprecated options to gulp-watch
  • 0.1.4 - Fixed bug where files found in first iteration would be stored and recompiled on following iterations regardless of whether or not they were actually affected files.
  • 0.1.3 - Fixed bug where files in root wouldn't be passed through the stream if they weren't dependencies in other files.
  • 0.1.2 - Increased portability of module to several operating systems.
  • 0.1.1 - Fixed bug related to file base.
  • 0.1.0 - First release


MIT © Brian Frisch