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    A babel-plugin-macro that allows you to import all files that match a glob

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    The problem

    You want to import all files that match a glob without having to import them individually.

    This solution

    This is a babel-plugin-macro which allows you to import files that match a glob. It supports import statements for synchronous resolution as well as dynamic import() for deferred resolution (for code splitting with react router for example).

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    This module is distributed via npm which is bundled with node and should be installed as one of your project's devDependencies:

    npm install --save-dev import-all.macro


    Once you've configured babel-plugin-macros you can import/require import-all.macro.

    The importAll functions accept a glob and will transpile your code to import statements/dynamic imports for each file that matches the given glob.

    Let's imagine you have a directory called my-files with the files a.js, b.js, c.js, and d.js.

    Here are a few before/after examples:

    importAll uses dynamic import: README:1 importAll uses dynamic import

    import importAll from 'import-all.macro'
    document.getElementById('load-stuff').addEventListener('click', () => {
      importAll('./files/*.js').then(all => {
          ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
    document.getElementById('load-stuff').addEventListener('click', () => {
        .then(function importAllHandler(importVals) {
          return {
            './files/a.js': importVals[0],
            './files/b.js': importVals[1],
            './files/c.js': importVals[2],
            './files/d.js': importVals[3],
        .then(all => {

    importAll.sync uses static imports: README:2 importAll.sync uses static imports

    import importAll from 'import-all.macro'
    const a = importAll.sync('./files/*.js')
          ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
    import * as _filesAJs from './files/a.js'
    import * as _filesBJs from './files/b.js'
    import * as _filesCJs from './files/c.js'
    import * as _filesDJs from './files/d.js'
    const a = {
      './files/a.js': _filesAJs,
      './files/b.js': _filesBJs,
      './files/c.js': _filesCJs,
      './files/d.js': _filesDJs,

    importAll.deferred gives an object with dynamic imports: README:3 importAll.deferred gives an object with dynamic imports

    import importAll from 'import-all.macro'
    const routes = importAll.deferred('./files/*.js')
          ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
    const routes = {
      './files/a.js': function () {
        return import('./files/a.js')
      './files/b.js': function () {
        return import('./files/b.js')
      './files/c.js': function () {
        return import('./files/c.js')
      './files/d.js': function () {
        return import('./files/d.js')

    Configure importAll to transform import path before generating imports


    module.exports = {
      importAll: {
        transformModulePath(modulePath, importingPath) {
          const projectRoot = path.join(__dirname, '../../')
          const modulePathWithoutExt = modulePath.replace(/\.js$/, '')
          const absolutePath = path.resolve(
          const pathRelativeToRoot = path.relative(projectRoot, absolutePath)
          return pathRelativeToRoot
    import importAll from 'import-all.macro'
    const a = importAll.sync('./files/*.js')
          ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
    import * as _filesA from './files/a'
    import * as _filesB from './files/b'
    import * as _filesC from './files/c'
    import * as _filesD from './files/d'
    const a = {
      './files/a': _filesA,
      './files/b': _filesB,
      './files/c': _filesC,
      './files/d': _filesD,


    Some static analysis tools (like ESLint, Flow, and Jest) wont like this very much without a little additional work. So Jest's watch mode may not pick up all your tests that are relevant based on changes and some ESLint plugins (like eslint-plugin-import) will probably fail on this.


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    Contributors ✨

    Thanks goes to these people (emoji key):

    Kent C. Dodds

    💻 📖 🚇 ⚠️

    Jonathan Neal


    Rafał Ruciński

    🐛 💻

    Justin Dorfman


    Michaël De Boey


    Jianhua Cheng

    💻 ⚠️ 📖

    This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!




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