objectify

Walks a directory of text files and creates an object based on the directory and files names.

Objectify

Objectify recurses over a directory and builds an object tree that matches the directory's structure while reading the contents of each file into a property on the tree.

npm install objectify

Assuming the following directory structure:

templates
admin
dashboard.html
blog
post
create.html
show.html
edit.html
comment
create.html
show.html
edit.html

Then calling:

var objectify = require('objectify');
 
var result = objectify('./templates', { extensions: ['html'] });

Would populate the result variable with an object like so:

{
admin: {
dashboard: '' // populated with the contents of ./templates/admin/dashboard.html
},
blog: {
post: {
create: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/post/create.html
show: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/post/show.html
edit: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/post/edit.html
},
comment: {
create: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/comment/create.html
show: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/comment/show.html
edit: '', // populated with the contents of ./templates/comment/edit.html
}
}
}

Objectify reads text files using utf8 encoding by default. You can specify encoding like so.

var objectify = require('objectify');
 
var result = objectify('./templates', { extensions: ['html'], encoding: 'ascii' });

Please note: All file operations are performed synchronously. As such, it's best to use objectify when your app starts.