Pipe CSS through PostCSS processors with a single parse
JavaScript
Latest commit 604a264 Jan 15, 2017 @w0rm w0rm Release 6.3.0

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PostCSS gulp plugin to pipe CSS through several plugins, but parse CSS only once.

Install

$ npm install --save-dev gulp-postcss

Install required postcss plugins separately. E.g. for autoprefixer, you need to install autoprefixer package.

Basic usage

The configuration is loaded automatically from postcss.config.js as described here, so you don't have to specify any options.

var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');
var gulp = require('gulp');

gulp.task('css', function () {
    return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
        .pipe(postcss())
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));
});

Passing plugins directly

var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');
var gulp = require('gulp');
var autoprefixer = require('autoprefixer');
var cssnano = require('cssnano');

gulp.task('css', function () {
    var plugins = [
        autoprefixer({browsers: ['last 1 version']}),
        cssnano()
    ];
    return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
        .pipe(postcss(plugins))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));
});

Passing additional options to PostCSS

The second optional argument to gulp-postcss is passed to PostCSS.

This, for instance, may be used to enable custom parser:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');
var nested = require('postcss-nested');
var sugarss = require('sugarss');

gulp.task('default', function () {
    var plugins = [nested];
    return gulp.src('in.sss')
        .pipe(postcss(plugins, { parser: sugarss }))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('out'));
});

Using a custom processor

var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');
var cssnext = require('postcss-cssnext');
var opacity = function (css, opts) {
    css.eachDecl(function(decl) {
        if (decl.prop === 'opacity') {
            decl.parent.insertAfter(decl, {
                prop: '-ms-filter',
                value: '"progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=' + (parseFloat(decl.value) * 100) + ')"'
            });
        }
    });
};

gulp.task('css', function () {
    var plugins = [
        cssnext({browsers: ['last 1 version']}),
        opacity
    ];
    return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
        .pipe(postcss(plugins))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));
});

Source map support

Source map is disabled by default, to extract map use together with gulp-sourcemaps.

return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
    .pipe(sourcemaps.init())
    .pipe(postcss(plugins))
    .pipe(sourcemaps.write('.'))
    .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));

Advanced usage

If you want to configure postcss on per-file-basis, you can pass a callback that receives vinyl file object and returns { plugins: plugins, options: options }. For example, when you need to parse different extensions differntly:

var gulp = require('gulp');
var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');

gulp.task('css', function () {
    function callback(file) {
        return {
            plugins: [
                require('postcss-import')({ root: file.dirname }),
                require('postcss-modules')
            ],
            options: {
                parser: file.extname === '.sss' ? require('sugarss') : false
            }
        }
    }
    return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
        .pipe(postcss(callback))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));
});

The same result may be achieved with postcss-load-config, because it receives ctx with the context options and the vinyl file.

var gulp = require('gulp');
var postcss = require('gulp-postcss');

gulp.task('css', function () {
    var contextOptions = { modules: true };
    return gulp.src('./src/*.css')
        .pipe(postcss(contextOptions))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('./dest'));
});
module.exports = function (ctx) {
    var file = ctx.file;
    var options = ctx.options;
    return {
        parser: file.extname === '.sss' ? : 'sugarss' : false,
        plugins: {
           'postcss-import': { root: file.dirname }
           'postcss-modules': options.modules ? {} : false
        }
    }
})

Changelog

  • 6.3.0

    • Integrated with postcss-load-config
    • Added a callback to configure postcss on per-file-basis
    • Dropped node 0.10 support
  • 6.2.0

    • Fix syntax error message for PostCSS 5.2 compatibility
  • 6.1.1

    • Fixed the error output
  • 6.1.0

    • Support for null files
    • Updated dependencies
  • 6.0.1

    • Added an example and a test to pass options to PostCSS (e.g. syntax option)
    • Updated vinyl-sourcemaps-apply to 0.2.0
  • 6.0.0

    • Updated PostCSS to version 5.0.0
  • 5.1.10

    • Use autoprefixer in README
  • 5.1.9

    • Prevent unhandled exception of the following pipes from being suppressed by Promise
  • 5.1.8

    • Prevent stream’s unhandled exception from being suppressed by Promise
  • 5.1.7

    • Updated direct dependencies
  • 5.1.6

    • Updated CssSyntaxError check
  • 5.1.4

    • Simplified error handling
    • Simplified postcss execution with object plugins
  • 5.1.3 Updated travis banner

  • 5.1.2 Transferred repo into postcss org on github

  • 5.1.1

    • Allow override of to option
  • 5.1.0 PostCSS Runner Guidelines

    • Set from and to processing options
    • Don't output js stack trace for CssSyntaxError
    • Display result.warnings() content
  • 5.0.1

    • Fix to support object plugins
  • 5.0.0

    • Use async API
  • 4.0.3

    • Fixed bug with relative source map
  • 4.0.2

    • Made PostCSS a simple dependency, because peer dependency is deprecated
  • 4.0.1

    • Made PostCSS 4.x a peer dependency
  • 4.0.0

    • Updated PostCSS to 4.0
  • 3.0.0

    • Updated PostCSS to 3.0 and fixed tests
  • 2.0.1

    • Added Changelog
    • Added example for a custom processor in README
  • 2.0.0

    • Disable source map by default
    • Test source map
    • Added Travis support
    • Use autoprefixer-core in README
  • 1.0.2

    • Improved README
  • 1.0.1

    • Don't add source map comment if used with gulp-sourcemaps
  • 1.0.0

    • Initial release