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gather asset information from file globs in package.json

You can use this module to build a static asset pipeline to work alongside browserify's dependency graph.

NOTE: These docs are badly out of date, but the module is working. See parcelify for an example of how to use the module.

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var browserify = require('browserify');
var parcelMap = require('parcel-map');
var b = browserify(__dirname + '/views/page1');
var opts = {
    keys: [ 'style' ],
    defaults: { style: 'images/*.jpg' }
parcelMap(b, opts, function (err, graph) {

For a views/page1 directory with a package.json of:

  "style": "*.css"

and these files:


The index.js requires two files, the 'upper.js' in the local directory and 'widget', a module with a package.json of:

  "style": "*.css"

the resulting parcel-map output is:

{ packages: 
   { '2a0f0daf500f9de39847f70e6ded76b27543fdc3': 
      { style: '*.css',
        __dirname: '/home/substack/projects/parcel-map/example/views/page1' },
      { style: '*.css',
        __dirname: '/home/substack/projects/parcel-map/example/node_modules/widget' } },
   { '/home/substack/projects/parcel-map/example/views/page1/beep.css': '2a0f0daf500f9de39847f70e6ded76b27543fdc3',
     '/home/substack/projects/parcel-map/example/views/page1/images/beep.jpg': '2a0f0daf500f9de39847f70e6ded76b27543fdc3',
     '/home/substack/projects/parcel-map/example/node_modules/widget/style.css': '80f1bf36696fb5ff6602576674c3a2774252a623' },
   { '2a0f0daf500f9de39847f70e6ded76b27543fdc3': [ '80f1bf36696fb5ff6602576674c3a2774252a623' ],
     '80f1bf36696fb5ff6602576674c3a2774252a623': [] } }

Note how parcel-map found the local css in page1/beep.css and the image page1/beep.jpg from the default "images/*.jpg" glob.

It also found the widget/style.css from the widget module, because widget was included from index.js, so the lookup rules were triggered and the package.json in widget/ was processed through the parcel-map rules.

You can generate this parcel map output with the API directly or you can use parcel-map as a browserify-plugin:

$ browserify -p [ parcel-map -k style -o map.json ] views/page1 > static/bundle.js


var parcelMap = require('parcel-map');

parcelMap(bundle, opts, cb)

Pass in a browserify bundle and some opts in order to generate the parcel map and get the result in cb(err, parcelMap).

parcelMap is an object with these keys:

  • "packages" maps package IDs to package.json contents.
  • "assets" maps asset file paths captured from glob expansion to the containing package's ID.
  • "dependencies" maps package IDs to an array of dependency package IDs.

The opts options are:

  • opts.defaults - an object mapping dotted keypaths into the package.json with default values to use when there is no field present in the package.json at the location indicated
  • opts.keys - an array of keys, dotted keypath strings, or array keypaths that traverse into the package.json to values that are glob strings.


With npm do:

npm install parcel-map