Create a gzipped tar archive of a given path.

Node Archiver

Super simple Node utility to create a gzipped tar archive.

npm install --save node-archiver
  var archiver = require('node-archiver');
  archiver(__dirname, './dist/my-archive.tar.gz');

You can pass an optional callback to archiver:

archiver(__dirname, './dist/my-archive.tar.gz', function(err) {
  if (err) { throw err; }
  // Done! 

Create an archive in the dist/ directory of your project:


Adding the above line to your build process will create a distributable .tar.gz archive in the dist/ directory of your project. The name of the file will match the name attribute in your package.json.

0.1.0 Initial Release
0.1.1 Bug Fix
0.2.0 Added bin/create_dist for easier integration into a build process.