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strip-comments

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Strip line and/or block comments from a string. Blazing fast, and works with JavaScript, Sass, CSS, Less.js, and a number of other languages.

Please consider following this project's author, Jon Schlinkert, and consider starring the project to show your ❤️ and support.

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Install

Install with npm (requires Node.js >=10):

$ npm install --save strip-comments

What does this do?

Takes a string and returns a new string with comments removed. Works with line comments and/or block comments. Optionally removes the first comment only or ignores protected comments.

Works with:

  • ada
  • apl
  • applescript
  • c
  • csharp
  • css
  • hashbang
  • haskell
  • html
  • java
  • javascript
  • less
  • lua
  • matlab
  • ocaml
  • pascal
  • perl
  • php
  • python
  • ruby
  • sass
  • shebang
  • sql
  • swift
  • typscript
  • xml

Usage

By default all comments are stripped.

const strip = require('strip-comments');
const str = strip('const foo = "bar";// this is a comment\n /* me too *\/');
console.log(str);
// => 'const foo = "bar";\n'

For more use-cases see the tests

API

strip

Strip all code comments from the given input, including protected comments that start with !, unless disabled by setting options.keepProtected to true.

Params

  • input {String}: string from which to strip comments
  • options {Object}: optional options, passed to extract-comments
  • line {Boolean}: if false strip only block comments, default true
  • block {Boolean}: if false strip only line comments, default true
  • keepProtected {Boolean}: Keep ignored comments (e.g. /*! and //!)
  • preserveNewlines {Boolean}: Preserve newlines after comments are stripped
  • returns {String}: modified input

Example

const str = strip('const foo = "bar";// this is a comment\n /* me too */');
console.log(str);
// => 'const foo = "bar";'

.block

Strip only block comments.

Params

  • input {String}: string from which to strip comments
  • options {Object}: pass opts.keepProtected: true to keep ignored comments (e.g. /*!)
  • returns {String}: modified string

Example

const strip = require('..');
const str = strip.block('const foo = "bar";// this is a comment\n /* me too */');
console.log(str);
// => 'const foo = "bar";// this is a comment'

.line

Strip only line comments.

Params

  • input {String}: string from which to strip comments
  • options {Object}: pass opts.keepProtected: true to keep ignored comments (e.g. //!)
  • returns {String}: modified string

Example

const str = strip.line('const foo = "bar";// this is a comment\n /* me too */');
console.log(str);
// => 'const foo = "bar";\n/* me too */'

.first

Strip the first comment from the given input. Or, if opts.keepProtected is true, the first non-protected comment will be stripped.

Params

  • input {String}
  • options {Object}: pass opts.keepProtected: true to keep comments with !
  • returns {String}

Example

const output = strip.first(input, { keepProtected: true });
console.log(output);
// => '//! first comment\nfoo; '

.block

Parses a string and returns a basic CST (Concrete Syntax Tree).

Params

  • input {String}: string from which to strip comments
  • options {Object}: pass opts.keepProtected: true to keep ignored comments (e.g. /*!)
  • returns {String}: modified string

Example

const strip = require('..');
const str = strip.block('const foo = "bar";// this is a comment\n /* me too */');
console.log(str);
// => 'const foo = "bar";// this is a comment'

About

Contributing

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
Building docs

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To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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Contributors

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82 jonschlinkert
4 tunnckoCore
2 mk-pmb
1 kgryte
1 briandipalma
1 epicoxymoron
1 XuluWarrior

Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2019, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.


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