grunt-asset-compress

A lightweight plugin that makes sure your asset_compress does not contain duplicates!

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grunt-asset-compress
Makes sure your assetcompress file has no duplicates!

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5
If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:
npm install grunt-asset-compress --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-asset-compress');

The "assetcompress" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named asset_compress to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().
grunt.initConfig({
    asset_compress: {
        options: {
            src: './data/asset_compress.ini',
            groups: {
                my_group: ['my_file.js', 'other_file.js']
            }
        }
    }
});

Options

options.src

Type: String
A string that provides the path to your asset_compress.ini file relative to the Gruntfile.js that is executing this task.

options.groups

Type: Object
An object that provides key-value pairs that resemble combinations of sections in your asset_compress.ini file. See the examples for more detail.

options.alias

Type: Object
An object with key-value pairs to replace the key with the value in each checked filepath.

options.generated

Type: String[]
An array of strings of files that are generated automatically during deployment. Use this to suppress errors about non-existent files; turning them into warnings.

Usage Example

In this example, the src option clearly points to our asset_compress.ini file, but it could realistically point to any .ini file.
The groups option lists pages with their different themes. At the end of every chain you will have to provide a string to a section's name, or an array to several sections' names.
grunt.initConfig({
    asset_compress: {
        options: {
            src: './data/asset_compress.ini',
            generated: [
                './build/application.min.js',
                './build/application.min.css'
            ],
            groups: {
                homepage: {
                    desktop: 'first_section.js',
                    mobile: ['first_section.js', 'second_section.js']
                },

                orderpage: {
                    cancel: {
                        desktop: 'third_section.js',
                        mobile: 'third_section.js'
                    },

                    pending: {
                        all: 'fifth_section.js'
                    },

                    confirm: {
                        desktop: ['third_section.js', 'fourth_section.js'],
                        mobile: ['second_section.js', 'third_section.js', 'fourth_section.js']
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
});

Contributing

Whether you're a programmer or not, all contributions are very welcome! You could add features, improve existing features or request new features. Assuming the unit tests cover all worst-case scenarios, you will not be able to report bugs because there will be no bugs.
If you want to make changes to the source, you should fork this repository and create a pull-request to our master branch. Make sure that each individual commit does not break the functionality, and contains new unit tests for the changes you make. Existing assertions will not be edited until a major release to remain compatible with older versions, so please do not change them unless absolutely necessary.
To test your changes locally, run npm install followed by npm test.

Versioning

As much as we want everyone to always use the latest version, we know that this is a utopia. Therefore, we adhere to a strict versioning system that is widely accepted: major.minor.patch. This is also known as the SemVer method.