node-beautify

'beautifys' (formats) assets such as javascript files to be easily read

Node-Beautify

Important Notice! Node-Beautify has been deprecated at the request of the developers of js-beautify. As js-beautify can now be required as a module within a node app and used in a similar way to node-beautify, I have complied with their request. The following documentation is preserved for the sake of those who may already be using node-beautify in their project(s).

Node-Beautify is a node.js module that can be easily required and used to beautify assets from within a Node.js script. It is not meant to be a command-line tool, there are plenty of existing tools for that. The purpose of Node-Beautify is for javascript based build scripts or the like that want to be able to 'require' a beautifier module. Currently it only supports javascript. The original intent was to encapsulate additional syntax support, such as css. I may still do that at some point, but if you would like to add another formatting parser in the meantime, feel free to fork this repo and send a pull request.

npm install node-beautify

to beautify javascript:

    require('node-beautify').beautifyJs(source, options);

where source is a string of javascript source code and options (optional) allows overriding the defaults (see below)

  • indentSize : 4
  • indentChar : ' ' (space character)
  • preserveNewlines : true
  • bracesOnOwnLine : false
  • keepArrayIndentation : false
  • spaceAfterAnonFunction: true
  • indentLevel : 0
// require the module
var nb = require('node-beautify');

// pass a string of ugly javascript to the beautifyJs method
var prettyJs = nb.beautifyJs("function test(){console.log('test');}");

// the results should be a nicely formatted javascript string
console.log(prettyJs);

Clone the repository using git, e.g.

git clone https://github.com/fshost/node-beautify

After the repo has been cloned, in the repo directory type

npm install

The tests can be run by typing

npm test
  • node.js

The original JS Beautifier is written by Einar Lielmanis.

MIT-License, see LICENSE.txt.

  • Add support for other asset types
  • Integrate into Node Build Tool