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Awesome npm scripts
Everything awesome for using npm as a build tool.
You might also like awesome-npm.
Notice: I'm currently too busy to actively expand this list; therefore, I've decided to make this an OPEN Open Source Project. Individuals making significant and valuable contributions are given commit-access to the project to contribute as they see fit.
Tools for running multiple commands or npm scripts in parallel or sequentially.
script-runner - Simple task runner with a terse syntax.
npm-run-all - Fully featured task runner.
redrun - Expand scripts from package.json to improve execution speed.
Tools to watch your source files and run a build command whenever any of the files change.
onchange <glob> -- <command>.
watch <command> <directory>.
http-server - Simple zero-configuration command-line http server.
live-server - Simple development http server with live reload capability.
Utilities to perform common command-line tasks without worrying about cross-platform compatibility.
rimraf - Delete files or directories; like
del-cli - Safer file and folder deletion.
mkdirp - Create a directory, creating parent directories if needed; like
cp -r for Node.js.
cpy-cli - File/directory copying/renaming.
copyfiles - Copy a list of files into a directory.
rsync-like directory syncing with watch mode.
echo-cli - Cross-platform
echo with JS escape sequence support.
clear-cli - Clear the terminal.
cross-env - Set environment variables for scripts, unix-style.
cross-os - Run platform-specific npm scripts.
ntee - Utility that reads from standard input and writes to standard output and files; like Unix
catw - Print a file to stdout, with optional watch mode; sorta like Unix
shx - Collection of common Unix utilities implemented in Node.js; example usage:
shx rm somefile.
hashmark - Take contents of a file and output as new file with a hash in the name.
gzip-size-cli - Get the gzipped size of a file or stdin.
opn-cli - Open websites, files, executables, etc. with the user's preferred application.
headr - Add header / banner info to a file.
Bower files CLI - Get main bower files on the command line.
cli-error-notifier - Send native desktop notifications when npm scripts fail.
screwy - The npm scripts GUI.
Forrest - npm scripts desktop client.
run-npm - Run locally-installed node module executables. Useful for debugging npm scripts.
npm-quick-run - Quickly run npm scripts by prefix without typing the full name.
edit-script - Edit npm scripts from the command line without worrying about JSON escaping.
ntl - Interactive cli menu to list and run npm scripts.
Cross-platform Shell Reference
A quick reference of the shell operators & commands that work the same on Unix and Windows.
&& to run commands in sequence. If a command fails, the script exits.
| to pipe the stdout of one command into the stdin of the next. (
do-something | something else)
> to write the stdout of a command to a file. (
do-something > file)
< to send the contents of a file to a command's stdin. (
command < file)
cd <dir> to change the current working directory to
<dir>. Note that
cd alone prints the current working directory on windows, but changes the working directory to
~ on *nix.
npm run Reference
You can use
npm run-script or
npm run; they both do the same thing, but
npm run is shorter.
- Run just
npm run to print a list of scripts.
npm run script (where
script is the name of your script) will run
postscript; in that order.
- You can't nest
post hooks (i.e.
preprescript won't work).
- You can pass arguments to your scripts by passing
npm run, followed by the arguments. Example: Given the script
"mocha": "mocha", you can run
npm run mocha -- --reporter xunit. This effectively runs
mocha --reporter xunit.
npm test is the same as running
npm run test. The same applies to
npm start and
- You can run
npm run <script> -s to silence the default npm output (useful for calling a script within another script).