Template projects and code duplication




  • .editorconfig
  • .gitattributes
  • .travis.yml
  • package.json
  • .gitignore

Create a dictator

"message": "Copy react-boilerplate",
"actions": [
"beSupersetOfJsonFile": "react-boilerplate/package.json",
"target": "package.json"
"copyFrom": "react-boilerplate",
"target": "."
"haveLineContaining": ["*.tgz"],
"target": ".gitignore"
  • Let the package.json in an application be a superset of the package.json in the dictator.
  • Copy all files from folder react-boilerplate to root
  • Add “*.tgz” to .gitignore

Use the dictator

npx dictator-react-boilerplate
"name": "react-boilerplate-example",
"version": "1.2.3",
"description": "asdasasd",
"scripts": {
"prepare": "dictator-react-boilerplate"
"devDependencies": {
"dictator-react-boilerplate": "0.0.8"
"ignore": [





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