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    👾 lumpy

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    A lumpy and dummy JavaScript module bundler for those who are stuck in the past

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    💽 Install

    As usual in 2018, most of the software is installed through npm, this one makes no difference:

    npm install --global lumpy

    Be sure to have node >= 8.0.0.

    At this point you should be able to run the lumpy executable. Try it with:

    lumpy --help

    💾 Precompiled binaries

    Alternatively, you can install lumpy by downloading one of the precompiled executables available for Windows, Linux or Mac in the releases page.

    🦔 Usage

    Lumpy helps you to build a JavaScript bundle file for your frontend applications dependencies starting from a lumpy file (lumpy.txt).

    A lumpy file is a plain text file that contains a list of the URLS of all your dependencies. An example lumpy.txt looks as follows:

    # lumpy.txt

    A lumpy file can contain only URLs and comments. A comments is a line starting with #. Separate URLs need to be in separate lines. You can have as many empty lines as you want.

    Inside your project, once you create your lumpy.txt file, listing all the dependencies for your frontend application, you can create a single compiled file containing all of them with the following command:

    lumpy build

    This will output the built package in vendor.js. This file will contain the code contained in all the URLs specified in your lumpy.txt file (in the same order). By default the resulting JavaScript file will be minified using babel-minify.

    😱 Advanced usage

    The lumpy executable offers 3 main sub-commands:

    • build: creates a build package from a lumpy.txt file
    • clear-cache: clears the cache folder
    • --help: display the help for the main executable or a subcommand (lumpy [build | clear-cache] --help)

    📦 Build

    The build command allows you to build a vendors package from a lumpy.txt file.


    lumpy build [destFile]

    Where destFile is the path of the compiled bundle file (by default it will be vendors.js in the current working directory).


    • --lumpyFile, -l [file]: (optional) the lumpy file to use. By default it will check for a lumpy.txt file in the current working directory
    • --cacheFolder, -c [path]: (optional) the path to a folder where the cache files are stored. By default it will create a .lumpy-cache directory in your user home directory.
    • --noMinify, -M: (optional) if set it won't minify the resulting vendors bundle file.
    • --noCache, -C: (optional) if set it won't try to use the cache
    • --stdout, -o: (optional) if set it will output the resulting bundle in the standard output instead of a doing that on a file. Useful if you want to pipe the resulting content to another command.

    🛀🏿 Clear cache

    Clear the cache folder deleting all the previously downloaded files.


    lumpy clear-cache


    • --cacheFolder, -c [path]: (optional) the path to a folder where the cache files are stored. By default it will create a .lumpy-cache directory in your user home directory.

    👯‍ Contributing

    Everyone is very welcome to contribute to this project. You can contribute just by submitting bugs or suggesting improvements by opening an issue on GitHub.

    🤦‍ License

    Licensed under MIT License. © Luciano Mammino.


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