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gulp-replace

gulp-replace NPM version Build status

A string replace plugin for gulp 3

Usage

First, install gulp-replace as a development dependency:

npm install --save-dev gulp-replace

Then, add it to your gulpfile.js:

Simple string replace

var replace = require('gulp-replace');
 
gulp.task('templates', function(){
  gulp.src(['file.txt'])
    .pipe(replace('bar', 'foo'))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('build/'));
});

Simple regex replace

var replace = require('gulp-replace');
 
gulp.task('templates', function(){
  gulp.src(['file.txt'])
    // See http://mdn.io/string.replace#Specifying_a_string_as_a_parameter 
    .pipe(replace(/foo(.{3})/g, '$1foo'))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('build/'));
});

String replace with function callback

var replace = require('gulp-replace');
 
gulp.task('templates', function(){
  gulp.src(['file.txt'])
    .pipe(replace('foo', function(match) {
      // Replaces instances of "foo" with "oof" 
      return match.reverse();
    }))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('build/'));
});

Regex replace with function callback

var replace = require('gulp-replace');
 
gulp.task('templates', function(){
  gulp.src(['file.txt'])
    .pipe(replace(/foo(.{3})/g, function(match, p1, offset, string) {
      // Replace foobaz with barbaz and log a ton of information 
      // See http://mdn.io/string.replace#Specifying_a_function_as_a_parameter 
      console.log('Found ' + match + ' with param ' + p1 + ' at ' + offset + ' inside of ' + string);
      return 'bar' + p1;
    }))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('build/'));
});

Function callback with file object

var replace = require('gulp-replace');
 
gulp.task('templates', function(){
  gulp.src(['file.txt'])
    .pipe(replace('filename', function() {
      // Replaces instances of "filename" with "file.txt" 
      // this.file is also available for regex replace 
      // See https://github.com/gulpjs/vinyl#instance-properties for details on available properties 
      return this.file.relative;
    }))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('build/'));
});

API

gulp-replace can be called with a string or regex.

replace(string, replacement[, options])

string

Type: String

The string to search for.

replacement

Type: String or Function

The replacement string or function. If replacement is a function, it will be called once for each match and will be passed the string that is to be replaced.

The value of this.file will be equal to the vinyl instance for the file being processed.

replace(regex, replacement[, options])

regex

Type: RegExp

The regex pattern to search for. See the MDN documentation for RegExp for details.

replacement

Type: String or Function

The replacement string or function. See the MDN documentation for String.replace for details on special replacement string patterns and arguments to the replacement function.

The value of this.file will be equal to the vinyl instance for the file being processed.

gulp-replace options

An optional third argument, options, can be passed.

options

Type: Object

options.skipBinary

Type: boolean
Default: false

Skip binary files