grunt-httpcopy

Copy files from one directory to another, but instead of a standard file copy, download the files from a http server.

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grunt-httpcopy

Copy files from one directory to another, but instead of a standard file copy, download the files from a http server.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

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-httpcopy --save-dev

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

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-httpcopy');

The "httpcopy" task

Overview

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

grunt.initConfig({
  httpcopy: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    },
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.
    },
  },
})

Options

options.serverUrl

Type: String Default value: http://localhost/

Use this option to specify the server URL to download the files from.

options.urlMapper

Type: Function (serverUrl, relativeFilePath) Default value: function (serverUrl, relativeFilePath) { return serverUrl + relativeFilePath; }

Use this option if the file paths do not match 1:1 with the server url paths.

For example, if a file is located at src/templates/index.html, and the http server is serving the file at http://localhost/templates/index.html, u could use the following configuration to strip off the src/ part:

grunt.initConfig({
  httpcopy: {
    options: {
      serverUrl: 'http://localhost/',
      urlMapper: function (serverUrl, filePath) {
        return serverUrl + filePath.replace(/^src\//, '');
      }
    },
    dist: {
      files: [
        { expand: true, cwd: 'src/', src: ['**/*.html'], dest: 'build/' }
      ]
    }
  }
})

Usage Example

grunt.initConfig({
  httpcopy: {
    dist: {
      files: [
        { expand: true, cwd: 'src/', src: ['**/*.html'], dest: 'build/' }
      ]
    }
  }
})

Contributing

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.

Release History

  • 04/23/2013 - 0.1.0 - Initial release.
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