webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin

    1.0.1 • Public • Published

    webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin

    Adds the template option [lc-name] that will substitute a lower-case name. Also adds automatic renaming of chunks.

    Version 1.0.0 requires Webpack 5.

    I prefer to have my exported JavaScript objects start with an upper-case letter, but I like the actual JavaScript files to be all lower case names. For example, suppose you have these entry points:

        entry: {
            Console: './src/Console/Console.js',
            Site: './src/Site/Site.js'
        },

    Then configure the output this way to create a library with the name exposed as a global object.

        output: {
            filename: '[name].js',
            path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
            library: '[name]',
            libraryTarget: 'umd',
            libraryExport: "default",
            publicPath: ''
        },

    The library will export Console and Site, but will also name the .js files Console.js and Site.js. I prefer that the files be console.js and site.js, which is consistent with many libraries. Setting the entry points as console and site will do that, but then the exported global variables will be console and site as well.

    This plugin adds a new template: [lc-name] that will convert the name to lower case. It can be used in place of [name] to specify the file name:

        output: {
            filename: '[lc-name].js',
            path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
            library: '[name]',
            libraryTarget: 'umd',
            libraryExport: "default",
            publicPath: ''
        },

    Now the exported global variables will be Console and Site and the files console.js and site.js.

    Chunk Renaming

    The other renaming functionality this plugin supports is renaming entry chunks. The main reason for these features is to overcome the overly aggressive renaming of chunks that Webpack does by default.

    If the option initialChunksWithEntry is set true, the initial chucks will use output.filename as their name:

        plugins: [
            new WebpackChunkRenamerPlugin({
    	        initialChunksWithEntry: true
            })
        ],

    It can also be used to specify a specific name for a chunk:

        plugins: [
            new WebpackChunkRenamerPlugin({
                'vendor': 'vendor.js',
                'commons': 'commons.js'
            })
        ],

    This is useful to ensure the vendor chunk has the name vendor.js rather than having a hash value in it.

    Install

    npm: npm install webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin --save-dev

    Utilizing

    Require the plugin in webpack.config.js:

    const WebpackChunkRenamerPlugin = require('webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin');

    And add to the list of plugins with an options:

        plugins: [
            new WebpackChunkRenamerPlugin({
                'vendor': 'vendor.js',
                'commons': 'commons.js',
    	        initialChunksWithEntry: true
            })
        ],

    An Issue with splitChunks

    If utilized with splitChunks, the generated filename may not be as expected. For example, suppose we apply the above example and this splitChunks configuration to create a vendor chunk:

        optimization: {
            splitChunks: {
                cacheGroups: {
                    commons: {
                        test: /[\\/]node_modules[\\/]/,
                        name: 'vendor',
                        chunks: 'all'
                    }
                }
            }
        },

    The generated output file will be vendor.vendor.js. The reason is that splitChunks will look at the generated filename and ensure it will be unique if more than one chunk is generated. The code tests to ensure either [id] or [name] are present. If neither is present, it prefixes [id]. to the filename, creating [id].[lc-name].js, which creates the file vendor.vendor.js. The fix for this problem is to specify the name for chunked files separately using [name] instead of [lc-name]:

        output: {
            filename: '[lc-name].js',
            chunkFilename: '[name].js',
            path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
            library: '[name]',
            libraryTarget: 'umd',
            libraryExport: "default",
            publicPath: ''
        },

    License

    webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin is released under the MIT license.


    Made by Charles B. Owen

    Install

    npm i webpack-chunk-renamer-plugin

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    184

    Version

    1.0.1

    License

    MIT

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    7 kB

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