An improved generator for creating your own yeoman scaffolds with sensible defaults.
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Yeoman generator for Yeoman generators
Scaffolds out a new basic Yeoman generator with some sensible defaults.

Maintainer: Pascal Hartig

Yo dawg, I heard you like generators?

Getting started

  • Install: npm install -g generator-generator
  • Run: yo generator


  • yo generator shows a wizard for generating a new generator
  • yo generator:subgenerator NAME generates a subgenerator with the name NAME

What do you get?

Scaffolds out a complete project directory structure for you:

├── app
│   ├── index.js
│   └── templates
│       ├── editorconfig
│       └── jshintrc
├── .editorconfig
├── .gitattributes
├── .gitignore
├── .jshintrc
├── package.json
└── test
    ├── test-creation.js
    └── test-load.js


  • 0.3.0

    • Updated for generator 0.13.0.
    • Added yo peer dependency.
  • 0.2.2

    • Updated dependencies.
  • 0.2.1

    • The name specified in the prompt is now used in package.json.
    • generator-generator officially replaced the built-in generator that was bundled with yo.
  • 0.2

    • Added subgenerator for subgenerators
    • Generated generator now generates package.json, component.json and installs them by default.
  • 0.1.1

    • Upgraded mocha to 1.9.0
    • Include .travis.yml


See the contribution docs.

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