Stop wasting time syncing and updating your project's README and Package Files!


Stop wasting time syncing and updating your project's README and Package Files!

Here's some of the things it can do:

  • Keep your projects data files synchronised appropriately, supports:
    • package.json
    • bower.json
    • component.json
    • jquery.json
  • Create beautiful standardised readme files that stay in sync with your data files, supports:
    • README
  • Automatic injection of the appropriate installation methods, supports:
  • Automatic injection of your desired badges
  • Automatic injection of your SPDX license information
  • Keep your data and readme files up to date with remote data, supports:
    • Pulling in your latest contributors from GitHub
    • Pulling in your latest sponsors from remote APIs (coming soon)

  • Install: npm install --global projectz
  • Use: projectz
  • Once installed locally, you can compile your project using projectz by running the following in your terminal:

    node ./node_modules/.bin/projectz compile

    To make projectz more automatic, we recommended adding the direct command above to your build tool.

    If you don't use a build tool, but do use npm, then you can add the following to your project's package.json file:

      "scripts": {
        "compile": "node ./node_modules/.bin/projectz compile",
        "posttest": "node ./node_modules/.bin/projectz compile"

    The compile script here lets you use npm run-script compile to compile your project with projectz.

    The posttest script here automatically compiles your project with projectz after your tests have successfully completed, providing you use npm test to run your tests. This is a great place to put projectz as projectz only updates meta documents so won't affect your test, and will always run before a publish.

    Projectz helps you maintain the following data files:

    • package.json
    • bower.json
    • component.json
    • jquery.json

    It does this by reading them, combining their data in memory, and then outputting the appropriate fields and over-rides for each file.

    Each file can serve as the master meta data file, however you can also define a projectz.cson CSON file that you can use if you'd like to have the benefit of comments, optional commas, multiline strings, etc for your primary meta data file.

    The special fields are as so:

        # Project's human readable name 
        title: "Projectz",
        # Project name 
        name: "projectz",
        # Project's Website URL 
        homepage: "",
        # Project's demo URL 
        # If this is missing, and `homepage` is set, we set it to the `homepage` value 
        demo: "",
        # Project description 
        description: "Stop wasting time syncing and updating your project's README and Package Files!",
        # Project's SPDX License 
        # Uses for parsing 
        license: "MIT",
        # Whether the project can run on the client-side in web browsers 
        # If this is missing, and the component or bower package files exist, then this becomes `true` 
        browsers: true,
        # Project's author details 
        # Can be an array or CSV string 
        author: "2013+ Bevry Pty Ltd <> (",
        # Maintainers 
        maintainers: [
            "Benjamin Lupton ( ("
        # Sponsors 
        sponsors: [
            "Benjamin Lupton ( ("
        # Contributors 
        # Automatically combined with the contributors from the GitHub Repository API 
        contributors: [
            "Benjamin Lupton ( ("
        # Project's repository details 
        # If this is missing, and `homepage` is a GitHub URL, this determined automatically 
        repository: {
            type: "git",
            url: ""
        # Project's issue tracker 
        # If this is missing, and `repository` is a GitHub repository, this determined automatically 
        bugs: {
            url: ""
        # Project's badges for use in the readme files 
        # Uses for parsing and rendering, see for usage 
        badges: {
            list: []
            config: {}

    Projectz helps you maintain the following readme files:


    It does this by reading them, and replacing comment tags with the appropriate data.

    The following comment tags are supported:

    • <!-- TITLE --> — outputs the package's title field
    • <!-- BADGES --> — outputs the badges you have enabled from your package's badges field
    • <!-- DESCRIPTION --> — outputs the package's description field
    • <!-- INSTALL --> — outputs the package's installation instructions
    • <!-- HISTORY --> — outputs a link to the HISTORY file if it exists, otherwise if it is a Github repository, outputs a link to the releases page
    • <!-- CONTRIBUTE --> — outputs a link to the CONTRIBUTE file if it exists
    • <!-- BACKERS --> — outputs the information from the sponsors field, as well as any funding badges
    • <!-- LICENSE --> — outputs a summary of the license information

    As well as these comment tags for updating entire files:

    • <!-- LICENSEFILE --> — outputs the complete license information
    • <!-- BACKERSFILE --> — same as <!-- BACKERS --> but made for an individual file instead

    As an example, here is a a basic file:

    <!-- TITLE -->
    <!-- BADGES -->
    <!-- DESCRIPTION -->
    <!-- INSTALL -->
    ## Usage
    Usage instructions go here
    <!-- HISTORY -->
    <!-- CONTRIBUTE -->
    <!-- BACKERS -->
    <!-- LICENSE -->

    Discover the release history by heading on over to the file.

    Discover how you can contribute by heading on over to the file.

    These amazing people are maintaining this project:

    No sponsors yet! Will you be the first?

    These amazing people have contributed code to this project:

    Discover how you can contribute by heading on over to the file.

    Unless stated otherwise all works are:

    and licensed under: