grunt-checkbranch

Check that we are on a correct Git branch before proceeding.

npm install grunt-checkbranch
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grunt-checkbranch

Check that we are on a correct Git branch before proceeding.

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 grunt-checkbranch --save-dev

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

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-checkbranch');

The "checkbranch" task

Overview

Include the task as one of your multitasks, optionally passing the desired branch (default: master) after a colon, e.g.:

grunt.registerTask("default", ["test", "checkbranch:develop", "deploy"]

In the example above, the deploy task will only be executed, if your project is currently on the develop branch - otherwise the run will result in a fatal error.

You may override this behavior by passing --no-checkbranch via command line. You can disable --no-checkbranch (i.e. force the check) by setting a second param for the task, e.g. checkbranch:master:true.

You may also negate the test, i.e. exclude a specific branch by prepending an exclamation mark, e.g. "checkbranch:!develop".

Release History

0.3.0 (2014-02-24)

  • Added support for negating a branch, i.e. "run everywhere except X" (thx @Pleochism)

0.2.2 (2013-09-29)

  • Added tests
  • Second bool param to force the check.

0.2.1 (2013-09-24)

  • Initial release (after a few removed, buggy ones)
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