Installation

These properties affect how and where the package is installed.

directory

string

The directory, relative to the web root, that the package will be installed to. This will override the convention directory based on the type property. See package installation for more details on where packages install to.

package set directory=lib
package show directory

type

string

The ForgeBox type of the package. See list of available types with the forgebox types command. This can determine the directory the package is installed to. For instance, a type of modules goes in the site's /modules directory.

package set type=modules
package show type

ignore

array

An array of file/folder globbing patterns that follow the .gitIgnore syntax to NOT be copied when doing a --production install.

End a pattern with a slash to only match a directory. Start a pattern with a slash to start in the root.

  • foo will match any file or folder in the directory tree
  • /foo will only match a file or folder in the root
  • foo/ will only match a directory anywhere in the directory tree
  • /foo/ will only match a folder in the root

Use a single * to match zero or more characters INSIDE a file or folder name (won't match a slash).

  • foo* will match any file or folder starting with foo
  • foo*.txt will match any file or folder starting with foo and ending with .txt
  • *foo will match any file or folder ending with foo
  • a/*/z will match a/b/z but not a/b/c/z

Use a double ** to match zero or more characters including slashes. This allows a pattern to span directories.

  • a/**/z will match a/z and a/b/z and a/b/c/z
package set ignore="['**/.*','test','tests']" --append
package show ignore

installPaths

object

This is an object of string values where each key is the slug of an installed package and the value is the path the package is installed to. In most cases, this will be managed automatically by the install and uninstall command. If you want to override the directory property on one of your dependencies, you can configured an install path prior to installing the package and it will be used.

Install paths can be a directory relative to the web root (no leading slash) or a full path starting with a drive root.

"installPaths" : {
    "coldbox" : "coldbox" // relative to package root (no leading slash)
    "feeds" : "modules/feeds", // relative to package root (no leading slash)
    "Name" : "C:\foo\bar" // Outside root, so full path
}
package set installPaths="{ foo : 'lib/foo' }" --append
package show installPaths

createPackageDirectory

boolean

By default when a package is installed, a directory is created in the install path that is named after the package slug. Setting createPackageDirectory to false will skip the creation of that folder and dump the contents of the package right into the install path.

An example of this would be a full application that is the entire web root. Another example would be an interceptor that gets put directly in the interceptors folder.

Note, when this is set to false, no path will be added to the installpaths directory and the package cannot be removed by the uninstall command.

package set createPackageDirectory=true
package show createPackageDirectory

packageDirectory

string

By default when a package is installed, a directory is created in the install path that is named after the package slug. If a packageDirectory property is set, the folder is named after it instead of the slug.

An example would be the coldbox-be slug that still needs to install into a folder called coldbox. You shouldn't need to use this setting.

package set packageDirectory=coldbox
package show packageDirectory

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