A task to remove files which name matches a given pattern.

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A task to remove files which name matches a given pattern.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

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 clean-pattern --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "clean-pattern" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named clean-pattern to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  "clean-pattern": {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.

Usage Examples

  // Project configuration.
    "clean-pattern": {
        /** remove files like toto120513.css or toto110614.min.css*/
        'cssWithDatePattern': {path:"test/fixtures/", pattern:/(\d{6})(.min)?.css/},
        /** remove files like totoXXXXXX.css or totoXXXXXX.min.css*/
        'cssXXXXXX': {path:"test/fixtures/css", pattern:/XXXXXX(.min)?.css/},
        /** remove files like toto120513.js or toto110614.min.js*/
        'scripts':{path:"test/fixtures/scripts/", pattern:/(\d{6})(.min)?.js/},
        /** remove files like totomobile120406.js or totomobileCV120406.js or 
         * totomobile120406.min.js ...*/
        'mobileScripts':{path:"test/fixtures/scripts/", pattern:/(mobile|mobileCV)+(\d{6})(.min)?.js/}


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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