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No Longer Maintained

Hi everyone. This repository is no longer maintained as there's the excellent grunt-contrib-coffee that is maintained by the actual gruntjs team. Please use that going forward and thanks.

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JavaScripts your Coffee

Getting Started

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with: npm install grunt-coffee

Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:



You'll need to install grunt-coffee first:

npm install grunt-coffee

Then modify your grunt.js file by adding the following line:


Then add some configuration for the plugin like so:

    coffee: {
      app: {
        src: ['path/to/coffee/files/*.coffee'],
        dest: 'where/you/want/your/js/files',
        options: {
            bare: true

Then just run grunt coffee and enjoy!

Grunt Coffee will, by default, run coffee with the --bare flag set. If you want to run it with the top level variable safety, make sure you set your options to:

options: {
    bare: false

If you have dest path and want to preserve the directory structure of your coffee files, pass the preserve_dirs option.

options: {
    preserve_dirs: true

Also, if you just want to preserve the directory structure, starting from a base path, pass the base_path option.

options: {
    preserve_dirs: true,
    base_path: 'path/to'

This will create the files under where/you/want/your/js/files/coffee/files/.


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

0.0.6 - addressed when Javascript files are included in the src matcher, thanks Enleur and brewster1134

0.0.5 - added base_path option, thanks siriux and William.

0.0.4 - added preservation of directory structure, thanks Kevin. Also added a unique copy of the options for each call to the helper, thanks Ken.

0.0.3 - added relative compilation and compound file suffixes, thanks Pete. Also added real error messages, thanks Tim

0.0.2 - added the options object, thanks Derek!

0.0.1 - The bare minimum necessary... don't expect it to work


Copyright (c) 2012 Aaron D. Valade Licensed under the MIT license.

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