Execute commands in the context of an npm package
Warning this is just getting started, but is already somewhat usable.
cd mymodulenpm-exec 'echo $npm_package_name'# mymodulecd node_modules/mydependencynpm-exec 'echo $npm_package_name'# mydependency
Loads the same environment variables that would be present for
npm run-script <blah>, but executes arbitrary bash command lines (even on windows! Thanks
Allow saving of command lines into package.json automatically (like
npm install --save does now). E.g. you might run:
npm-exec --save test "mocha tests/*"
and after that your
npm test command would be all set up.
Your shell will expand environment variables first, so if you want to reference npm package variables in your command line, they need to be wrapped in single quotes.
npm install -g npm-exec
It's really only useful if it's installed globally (boo! hiss!) maybe it will get
npm one day. Follow the issue that prompted me
to write this module for more information.