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Use r.js to build all the require.js projects of a directorys

Getting Started

If you haven't used grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a gruntfile as well as install and use grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-build-requirejs --save-dev

Requirejs task

Run this task with the grunt requirejs command.

This task is a multi task so any targets, files and options should be specified according to the multi task documentation.

This plugin is compatible with grunt 0.4.0rc7

The plugin will look for the build files and compile them into the specified destination.


For a full list of possible options, see the r.js example build file.

Usage Examples

First possibility: Create a json build file

// path/to/
    "paths": {
                "dependency": "test-dependency"

    "modules": [{"name": "test1"},{"name": "test2"}]

Second possibility: Add a specific extension to identify the files to optimize (In this example .build.js)

// Gruntfile.js
requirejs: {
  compile: {
    options: {
      //common options for all build files
            expand: true,
            cwd: root + components,
            src: ['**/*.build.json', '**/*.build.js'],
            dest: root + compiled

Release History

  • 2013-02-17   v0.1.1rc7   Added the possibility to optimize files without .json build file
  • 2013-01-22   v0.1.0rc7   Creation of the plugin, work with grunt 0.4.0rc7
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