A grunt task for node-optimizer. Optimize a node project to a single JS file for distribution release.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import gruntNodeOptimize from '';



npm Version

We all need a tool to optimize a node.js project and create a single js file from it, Taking care of requires and leaving out node_modules.

Well I needed one too, and there wasn't one, so I build it!

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-node-optimize --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:




Usage Examples

    node_optimize: {
        dist: {
            options: {
                ignore: [
            files: {
                'dist/main.optimized.js': 'main.js'


If you have anything to contribute, or functionality that you luck - you are more than welcome to participate in this! If anyone wishes to contribute unit tests - that also would be great :-)


  • Hi! I am Daniel Cohen Gindi. Or in short- Daniel.
  • is my email address.
  • That's all you need to know.


If you like what you see here, and want to support the work being done in this repository, you could:

  • Actually code, and issue pull requests
  • Spread the word



All the code here is under MIT license. Which means you could do virtually anything with the code. I will appreciate it very much if you keep an attribution where appropriate.

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Daniel Cohen Gindi (

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of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
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