Build: Gulp

Last Update: 3/6/2017

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Node.js streaming task based build system




Argument Description
Gulp file path Relative path from the repo root to the gulp script that you want to run. The default value is gulpfile.js
Gulp task(s) (Optional) Space delimited list of tasks to run. If you leave it blank, the default task will run.

Additional arguments passed to gulp.

Tip: --gulpfile is not needed. This argument is handled by the Gulp file path argument shown above.

Working directory Current working directory when the script is run. If you leave it blank, the working directory is the folder where the script is located.
gulp.js location gulp.js to run. The default value is node_modules/gulp/bin/gulp.js
Control options


Run gulp.js

On the Build tab:

Package: npm
Package: npm

Install npm.

  • Command: install
Build: Gulp
Build: Gulp

Run your script.

  • Gulp file path: gulpfile.js
  • Advanced, gulp.js location: node_modules/gulp/bin/gulp.js

Build a Node.js app

Build your Node.js app with Gulp


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