Simple command line tool for building lunr.js indexes

npm install lunr-index-build
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lunr Index Builder

A simple command line tool for building lunr indexes.


npm install lunr-index-build


Generates a lunr.js index.

  lunr-index-build -r id -f title:10 -f body < data.json > index.json

  -f, --field  Specify a field to index                               [required]
  -r, --ref    Specify the field that will be the document reference

lunr-index-builder reads your data from stdin and outputs a built index on stdout. You need to specify some fields to index from your input data and, optionally the ref for the documents. These options map directly to those of lunr.js itself so see that documentation for more details.

The input is expected to be valid JSON, with an array of document objects, e.g

    "id": 1,
    "title": "Foo"
    "id": 2,
    "title": "Bar"


$ lunr-index-builder --field title:10 --field tags:100 --field body --ref id < data.json > index.json
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