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gulp-run

gulp-run

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Use shell commands in your gulp or vinyl pipeline.

Many command line interfaces are built around the idea of piping. Let's take advantage of that in our Gulp pipeline! To use gulp-run, simply tell it the command to process your files; gulp-run accepts any command you could write into your shell, including I/O redirection like python < baz.py | cat foo.txt - bar.txt. Additionally, node_modules/.bin is included on the path, so you can call programs supplied by your installed packages. Supports Unix and Windows.

This plugin is inspired by gulp-shell and gulp-spawn and attempts to improve upon their great work.

Usage

var run = require('gulp-run');
 
// use gulp-run to start a pipeline 
gulp.task('hello-world', function() {
  return run('echo Hello World').exec()    // prints "Hello World\n". 
    .pipe(gulp.dest('output'))      // writes "Hello World\n" to output/echo. 
  ;
})
 
 
// use gulp-run in the middle of a pipeline: 
gulp.task('even-lines', function() {
  return gulp
    .src('path/to/input/*')             // get input files. 
    .pipe(run('awk "NR % 2 == 0"'))     // use awk to extract the even lines. 
    .pipe(gulp.dest('path/to/output'))  // profit. 
  ;
});
 
// use gulp-run without gulp 
var cmd = new run.Command('cat');  // create a command object for `cat`. 
cmd.exec('hello world');           // call `cat` with 'hello world' on stdin. 

API

run(template, [options])

Creates a Vinyl (gulp) stream that transforms its input by piping it to a shell command.

See run.Command for a description of the arguments.

Returns

(stream.Transform in Object Mode): Returns a Transform stream that receives Vinyl files. For each input, a subprocess is started taking the contents of the input on stdin. A new file is pushed downstream containing the process's stdout.

Example

gulp.task('even-lines', function() {
  return gulp
    .src('path/to/input/*')             // get input files. 
    .pipe(run('awk "NR % 2 == 0"'))     // use awk to extract the even lines. 
    .pipe(gulp.dest('path/to/output'))  // profit. 
  ;
})

run(...).exec([stdin], [callback])

Start a gulp pipeline and execute the command immediately, pushing the results downstream.

Arguments

  1. [stdin] (String | Buffer | Vinyl): If given, this will be used as stdin for the command.
  2. [callback] (Function): The callback is called once the command has exited. An Error is passed if the exit status was non-zero. The error will have a status property set to the exit status.

Returns

(Stream.Readable in Object Mode): Returns a Vinyl (gulp) stream which will push downstream the stdout of the command as a Vinyl file. The default path of the Vinyl file is the first word of the template; use gulp-rename for more versatility.

Example

gulp.task('hello-world', function() {
  return run('echo Hello World').exec()  // prints "[echo] Hello World\n". 
    .pipe(gulp.dest('output'))           // writes "Hello World\n" to output/echo. 
  ;
})

### new run.Command(template, [options]) Represents a command to be run in a subshell.

Arguments

  1. template (String): The command to run. It can be a template interpolating the variable file which references the Vinyl file being input. The template need not interpolate anything; a simple shell command will do just fine. The command is passed as an argument to sh -c, so I/O redirection and the like will work as you would expect from a terminal.
  2. options (Object):
    • env (Object): The environmental variables for the child process. Defaults to process.env.
    • cwd (String): The initial working directory for the child process. Defaults to process.cwd().
    • silent (Boolean): If true, do not print the command's output. This is the same as setting verbosity to 1. Defaults to false.
    • verbosity (Number): Sets the verbosity level. Defaults to 2.
      • 0: Do not print anything, ever.
      • 1: Print the command being run and its stderr.
      • 2: Print the command, its stderr, and its stdout.
      • 3: Print the command, its stderr, and its stdout progressivly. Not useful if you have concurrent gulp-run instances, as the outputs may get mixed.
    • usePowerShell (Boolean): Windows only. If true uses the PowerShell instead of cmd.exe for command execution.

run.Command#exec([stdin], [callback])

Spawn a subshell and execute the command.

Arguments

  1. [stdin] (String | Buffer | Vinyl): If given, this will be used as stdin for the command.
  2. [callback] (Function): The callback is called once the command has exited. An Error is passed if the exit status was non-zero. The error will have a status property set to the exit status.

Returns

(Vinyl): Returns a Vinyl file wrapping the stdout of the command.

Example

var cmd = new run.Command('cat');  // create a command object for `cat`. 
cmd.exec('hello world');           // call `cat` with 'hello world' on stdin. 

The ISC License

Copyright (c) 2014 Chris Barrick cbarrick1@gmail.com Copyright (c) 2016 Marc Binder marcandrebinder@gmail.com

Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.

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