xpkg

Write x-package.json once and generate package.json, bower.json whatever.json.

npm install xpkg
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Generate json files for any package manager

Are you tired from writing separate .json files for every package manager?

Now you can write just one x-package.json file and generate from it files for any package manager. Manager specific declarations are supported using "overlay" from Packages 1.1

x-package.json

  1. Put all declarations you want to have in every package file like you would do it in package.json.
  2. Specify "packages" array which contains file names you want to generate.

     {
         "name": "my-package",
         "version": "0.1.0",
         "overlay": {
             "npm": true,
             "bower": true,
             "jquery": true,
             "component": true
         }
     }
    
  3. Optionally you can define package specific declarations.

     {
         "name": "my-package",
         "version": "0.1.0",
         "overlay": {
             "npm": {
                 "bin": "./bin/my-bin-script.js"
             },
             "bower": true
         }
     }
    

    After you run xpkg with this example you will get bower.json and package.json generated, where package.json will additionally contain "bin" declaration.

x-package.json5

You can use json5 format. F.e. you can leave trailing comma, add single line or multi line comments or leave keys without quotes, like in javascript.

Also you can use .json extention but with json5 format inside.

Cli

After you have installed xpkg using npm i xpkg -g you can run xpkg [dir].

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