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installify

A browserify transform that automatically installs missing dependencies

installify

A browserify transform for the lazy JavaScripter: installify automatically installs missing dependencies when bundling for quick and dirty prototyping.

npm install -g installify

Just include -t installify when using browserify from the command-line:

browserify -t installify index.js

If you want a really quick project, you should install beefy. Then starting a new project is as simple as:

npm init
touch index.js
beefy index.js -- -t installify
  --save-dev, -D       This will install a <package> in your devDependencies.
  --save-exact, -E     This installs the package as an exact version.
  --save-optional, -O  This will install a <package> in your optionalDependencies.
  --save, -S           save installs as a dependency
  --save-dev, -D       save installs as a devDependency
  --yarn               use yarn instead of npm

Please note when using yarn the package.json will always be updated.

All yarn add options are supported:

  --save-dev, -D       This will install a <package> in your devDependencies.
  --save-exact, -E     This installs the package as an exact version.
  --save-optional, -O  This will install a <package> in your optionalDependencies.
  --peer               This will install a <package> in your peerDependencies.
  --tilde              This installs the most recent release of the package that has the same minor version.

You can use the subarg syntax for CLI options, like this:

beefy index.js -- -t [ installify --save ]

Enjoy!