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jsctags generator


jsctags generator using tern

For access to the binary:

npm install -g git+

Otherwise, add to your project's package.json under dependencies or dev-dependencies:

$ jsctags [--dir=/path/to] /path/to/file.js [-f]
$ cat /path/to/file.js | jsctags [--dir=/path/to] [--file=/path/to/file.js] [-f]

By default, jsctags will output a JSON file. Use the -f flag to output an exuberant ctags-compatible file.

var jsctags = require('jsctags'),
    fs = require('fs')
var file = '/path/to/file.js'
var dir = '/path/to/'
var content = fs.readFileSync(file, 'utf8')
jsctags(file, dir, content, function(e, tags) {

If you'd like to take a JavaScript project and generate a tags file that Vim can parse, you can use the below command. It searches your directory for any .js files, excluding ./node_modules, formats the tags correctly for Vim and outputs them into tags.

find . -type f -iregex ".*\.js$" -not -path "./node_modules/*" -exec jsctags {} -f \; | sed '/^$/d' | sort > tags

If you would like tags generated for files within node_modules/, just remove the -not -path "./node_modules/* part of the command:

find . -type f -iregex ".*\.js$" -exec jsctags {} -f \; | sed '/^$/d' | sort > tags