In Browserify, the
--ignore option is used to ignore specific files or modules during the bundling process. However, as of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021, Browserify does not have a built-in option to ignore an entire folder directly using the
To ignore a full folder, you can use a combination of Browserify's
--ignore option and the
glob pattern. Here's how you can achieve this:
Install Dependencies: Ensure you have Browserify installed globally or as a local development dependency:bash
npm install -g browserify
Or, if you prefer a local installation:bash
npm install browserify --save-dev
Create a Glob Pattern: Use a glob pattern to match all the files within the folder you want to ignore. For example, to ignore all files within the
src/ignore-folderfolder, you can use the following glob pattern:bash
Bundle Your Code: Run the Browserify command, passing the
--ignoreoption with the glob pattern:bash
browserify entry.js -o output.js --ignore 'src/ignore-folder/*'
entry.jswith the path to your entry file and
output.jswith the desired output file.
By specifying the
--ignore 'src/ignore-folder/*' option, Browserify will exclude all files within the
src/ignore-folder directory from the bundle.
Please note that the glob pattern should be enclosed in single quotes to prevent shell globbing before it reaches Browserify.
Keep in mind that Browserify is a dynamic and evolving tool, and new options or changes might have been introduced after my knowledge cutoff date. For the latest information and updates, I recommend checking the official documentation for Browserify or the relevant GitHub repository.