Template file parsing library

2.1.1 2020-05-15 05:15 UTC

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Last update: 2023-01-15 11:38:47 UTC


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What for?

You all came across some *.dist or *.skel files of some sort. This library can be used to replace every existing substitute in those files as well as simply list them.


To install this library simply use composer.

$ composer require icanhazstring/tempa-php

After you have done this you need to create a tempa.json file inside you project. This file holds some basic information about the template files.

Here is an example

  "fileExtensions": ["dist", "skel"],
  "prefix": "{$",
  "suffix": "}"



You can scan a directory or single file using the scan command.

$ vendor/bin/tempa file:scan <dir> [<config>]

You can deliver every other config you want. By default the script will take the tempa.json from the location you executed the script.

$ vendor/bin/tempa file:scan test/Demo
$ vendor/bin/tempa file:scan test/Demo test/Demo/tempa.json

Scanning for template files in: /home/icanhazstring/tempa-php/test/Demo

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Line 3 : 'database' => '{$database}',
Line 4 : 'username' => '{$user}'


Line 3 : 'placeholder' => '{$superAwesome}'


To replace stuff run the following:

$ vendor/bin/tempa file:substitute [-f|--mapfile [MAPFILE]] [--] <dir> [<config>] [<map>]... 
$ vendor/bin/tempa file:substitute test/Demo/
$ vendor/bin/tempa file:substitute test/Demo/ --mapfile=test/Demo/maps/map.[json|php]
$ vendor/bin/tempa file:substitute test/Demo/ test/Demo/tempa.json database=localhost user=icanhazstring superAwesome=mega 

Processing template files in: /home/icanhazstring/tempa-php/test/Demo

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You can replace every with an interactive mode:

$ vendor/bin/tempa file:interactive test/Demo
$ vendor/bin/tempa file:interactive test/Demo test/Demo/tempa.json

Interactive substitution for template files in: /home/icanhazstring/tempa-php/test/Demo

Found 3 substitutes