Project type detection library using declarative heuristic predicates.
Say you have a Git repo on disk, and you want to figure out what kind of
language it is written in, what framework it uses, etc. With simple heuristics
such as looking for a
package.json file in the project root, this can be
Gumshoe makes it easy to specify these heuristics declaritively using predicates:
// Detect a node.js projectvar rules =filename:"package.json" exists:true language:"node.js"
More complicated example:
// Detect a node.js project using connect, express or null frameworksvar rules =filename:"package.json" grep:/express/i language:"node.js" framework:"express"filename:"package.json" grep:/connect/i language:"node.js" framework:"connect"filename:"package.json" exists:true language:"node.js" framework:null
As shown above, rules are merely objects with some properties. Gumshoe provides a set of special, reserved property names which are evaluated as predicates:
filename: This is the filename relative to the
baseDirto look for. Each rule must have a
filenameproperty or Gumshoe will complain. Value may be a glob as supported by the node-glob library.
filenamemust exist and content must match the regular expression provided as value to
exists: Boolean value.
filenamemust not exist. This does not care what kind of file it is.
jsonKeyExists: String value. This is the name of a key in the JSON data which must exist in
filename. Nested keys can be specified using dot notation. For example, "foo.bar" would match
When a rule succeeds and is matched, it is copied with all properties except
for the reserved properties. Hence you are free to use any key names you wish
foobar - they will be handed back to you in
the result object.
Gumshoe is available in NPM.
npm install gumshoe
var gumshoe =// Use current working dirvar baseDir = process// Detect a node.js projectvar rules =filename:"package.json" exists:true language:"node.js"gumshoe
Gumshoe comes with tests. To run, simply execute
Gumshoe is released under a BSD license.
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