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Jade for brunch, supporting both dynamic and static loading jade.
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Adds flexible jade support to brunch.


Install the plugin via npm with npm install --save jaded-brunch.

Or, do manual install:

  • Add "jaded-brunch": "x.y.z" to package.json of your brunch app. Pick a plugin version that corresponds to your minor (y) brunch version.

  • If you want to use git version of plugin, add "jaded-brunch": "git+ssh://".

This will install jaded-brunch, and your project will automatically be compiling all jade templates with the extension .jade. Files with the extension .static.jade will automatically be compiled as static files instead of being inserted as javascript templates.

You can configure the expression used to decide which files are static using the plugins.jaded.staticPatterns option as described in the next section.


For dynamic templates, jaded-brunch works just like any other brunch plugin. No configuration is necessary. If you want to use the extension '.static.jade' for your static files, the no configuration should be necessary for those either.

In order to provide support for more flexible ways of using static templates jaded-brunch leverages a specific setting called staticPatterns which should be a regular expression (or a list of regular expressions) with at least one match. The last match in each expression will be suffixed with .html in order to produce the actual filename of the static file which is created.

For instance, you could match all files with a .jade extension (instead of the default .static.jade) - but only if they are in app/static. In order to do this, you would use the following pattern:

exports.config =
      staticPatterns: /^app(\/|\\)static(\/|\\)(.+)\.jade$/

Now, the file app/static/about/contact_us.jade will be statically compiled as 'about/contact_us.html' in your public directory.

You can also pass arbitrary options to the jade compiler. This is done with the jade option, so if you wanted your output to enable the pretty setting you could use the following:

exports.config =
        pretty: yes

All options from the jade API can be provided this way.

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