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node-alias

node-alias

Alias the long version of a command to the short version, with optional messaging.

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A very simple module for aliasing a command; works well with commander.js and commander.js-error.

To demonstrate, here is an example from npm-publish-release; in file bin/npm-publish-release.js:

require('node-alias')('npr', __dirname);

Produces:

$ npm-publish-release
[INFO]: You can also use 'npr' as an alias.
... # runs command 

Git style sub-commands

Also works with git(1) style sub-commands. Here is an example from gh-release-manager; in file bin/gh-release-manager.js:

require('node-alias')('grm jsdoc', __dirname);

Assumes a file by the same name, converted to kebab-case, exists in the same location (i.e. bin/grm-jsdoc.js). If needed, a separate location can be specified using the path option.

alias(short, path, options)

  • short {string} - The short command name. must be a file in path by the same name (as far as require is concerned).
  • path {string} - The path where the short command file actually exists. Pass __dirname to use the same directory (i.e. when using Git style sub-commands to pair with commander.js.
  • options {object} - Additional options to customize the behavior.

Options

  • message {mixed} - Can be true, false, or a custom message. If set to true, displays a default message. Defaults to true.
  • color {string} - Specify a custom chalk color for the message. Ignored if message === false.

Contributing

contributions welcome

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Justin Helmer

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