null null - 6 months ago 52
Node.js Question

Gulp copying empty directories

In my gulp build I've made a task that runs after all compiling, uglifying and minification has occurred. This task simply copies everything from the src into the dest directory that hasn't been touched/processed by earlier tasks. The little issue I'm having is that this results in empty directories in the dest directory.

Is there a way to tell the

gulp.src
glob to only include files in the pattern matching (like providing the
'is_file'
flag)?

Thanks.

Answer

Fixed it by adding a filter to the pipeline:

var es = require('event-stream');


var onlyDirs = function(es) {
  return es.map(function(file, cb) {
      if (file.stat.isFile()) {
        return cb(null, file);
      } else {
        return cb();
      }
  });
};
// ...

var s = gulp.src(globs)
        .pipe(onlyDirs(es))
        .pipe(gulp.dest(folders.dest + '/' + module.folder));

// ...