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Add web to read me

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[![Build Status](](
[![NPM version](](
-...or, more specifically, all of the code powering
This little beautifier will reformat and reindent bookmarklets, ugly
JavaScript, unpack scripts packed by Dean Edward’s popular packer,
as well as deobfuscate scripts processed by
-## Usage
+# Usage
+You can beautify javascript using JS Beautifier in your web browser, or on the command-line using node.js or python.
+## Web Browser
+Open []( Options are available via the UI.
-To beautify from the command-line you can use the provided Python script/library or [npm]( package.
+## Python
+To beautify using python:
-### Python
+$ pip install jsbeautifier
+$ js-beautify file.js
-`./js-beautify file.js` beautifies a file, output goes to `stdout`.
+Beautified output goes to `stdout`.
To use `jsbeautifier` as a library is simple:
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res = jsbeautifier.beautify('some javascript', opts)
-### JavaScript
+## JavaScript
As an alternative to the Python script, you may install the NPM package `js-beautify`. When installed globally, it provides an executable `js-beautify` script. As with the Python script, the beautified result is sent to `stdout` unless otherwise configured.
@@ -61,7 +66,7 @@ fs.readFile('foo.js', 'utf8', function (err, data) {
-### Options
+## Options
These are the command-line flags for both Python and JS scripts:
@@ -124,7 +129,7 @@ Configuration sources provided earlier in this stack will override later ones.
You might notice that the CLI options and defaults hash aren't 100% correlated. Historically, the Python and JS APIs have not been 100% identical. For example, `space_before_conditional` is currently JS-only, and not addressable from the CLI script. There are a few other additional cases keeping us from 100% API-compatibility. Patches welcome!
-#### CSS & HTML
+### CSS & HTML
In addition to the `js-beautify` executable, `css-beautify` and `html-beautify` are also provided as an easy interface into those scripts. Alternatively, `js-beautify --css` or `js-beautify --html` will accomplish the same thing, respectively.
@@ -153,12 +158,12 @@ HTML Beautifier Options:
-U, --unformatted List of tags (defaults to inline) that should not be reformatted
-## License
+# License
You are free to use this in any way you want, in case you find this
useful or working for you but you must keep the copyright notice and license. (MIT)
-## Credits
+# Credits
* Written by Einar Lielmanis, <>
* Python version flourished by Stefano Sanfilippo <>
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