tax

simple node.js build tool

tax

simple node.js build tool. tax does tasks

// task definition 
 
// 
// a global function that calls to runner.createTask(name, description) 
// every callback's this.args is a reference to an arguments object 
// 
task('build_less', 'compile less into ./static/less')
  .mkdir('-p ./build/less')
  .rm('./build/less/*')
  .lessc('./less/index.less > ./build/css/index.css')
  .watch('./less/*', './build/css/index.css');

npm install -g tax

You must first create a tax.js file like and define all of your tasks there. Then you can run your tasks:

$ tax build_less -foo bar

or list them

$ tax -l

you can set the global config.jshint to configure jshint (check this out).

###.mkdir('./css') the string must be a string valid for mkdir(1). we're just wrapping a child process here. ###.mkdir(cb) cb is a synchronous or asynch function.
cb gets one argument (done) which must be called when done: done(err=null, string).
if cb is synchronous, then it must return a string or an array of strings (which will be contatenated together).

the rest of the api follows the same pattern

###.cp() ###.mv() ###.rm() ###.lessc() ###.hint() ###.test()

and of course

###.async() ###.sync() ###.exec() ###.watch()