gulp-cached

A simple in-memory file cache for gulp

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Packagegulp-cached
Description A simple in-memory file cache for gulp
Node Version >= 0.9

Usage

This keeps an in-memory cache of files (and their contents) that have passed through it. If a file has already passed through on the last run it will not be passed downstream. This means you only process what you need and save time + resources.

Take this example:

var cache = require('gulp-cached');

gulp.task('lint', function(){
  return gulp.src('files/*.js')
    .pipe(cache('linting'))
    .pipe(jshint())
    .pipe(jshint.reporter())
});

gulp.task('watch', function(){
  gulp.watch('files/*.js', ['lint']);
});

gulp.task('default', ['watch','lint']);
  • User saves files/a.js and the lint task is called
    • the files do not exist in the cache yet
    • files/a.js and files/b.js are linted
  • User saves files/b.js and the lint task is called
    • the contents of the file changed from the previous value
    • files/b.js is linted
  • User saves files/a.js and the lint task is called
    • the contents of the file have not changed from the previous value
    • nothing is linted

So the first run will emit all of the items downstream. Runs after that will only emit if it has been changed from the last file that passed through it with the same path.

Please note that this will not work with plugins that operate on sets of files (concat for example).

cache(cacheName[, opt])

Creates a new cache hash or uses an existing one.

Cache key = file.path + file.contents

If a file exists in the cache, it is ignored.

If a file doesn't exist in the cache, it is passed through as is and added to the cache.

The last cache for this path is cleared so if you modify a file to a, then to b, then back to a all 3 will be a cache miss.

Possible options

optimizeMemory - Uses md5 instead of storing the whole file contents. Better if you are worried about large files and their effect on memory consumption. Default is false. In my experience this doesn't make much of a difference (only 25mb vs 26mb) but with a lot of files or a few large files this could be a big deal.

Clearing the cache

Clearing the whole cache

cache.caches = {};

Clearing a specific

delete cache.caches['cache name yo'];

LICENSE

(MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2014 Fractal contact@wearefractal.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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