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modify file in place same dest using gulp js and a globbing pattern

modify file in place same dest using gulp js and a globbing pattern  using -'javascript,node.js,sass,gulp'

I have a gulp task that is attempting to convert .scss files into .css files (using gulp-ruby-sass) and then place the resulting .css file into the same place it found the original file. The problem is, since I'm using a globbing pattern, I don't necessarily know where the original file is stored.

In the code below I'm trying to use gulp-tap to tap into the stream and figure out the file path of the current file the stream was read from:

gulp.task('convertSass', function() {
    var fileLocation = "";
            fileLocation = path.dirname(file.path);

Based on the output of the console.log(fileLocation), this code seems like it should work fine. However, the resulting CSS files seem to be placed one directory higher than I'm expecting. Where it should be project/sass/partials, the resulting file path is just project/partials.

If there's a much simplier way of doing this, I would definitely appreciate that solution even more. Thanks!

asked Sep 22, 2015 by mannumits1
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As you suspected, you are making this too complicated. The destination doesn't need to be dynamic as the globbed path is used for the dest as well. Simply pipe to the same base directory you're globbing the src from, in this case "sass":

answered Sep 22, 2015 by okesh.badhiye
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This is simpler than numbers1311407 has led on. You don't need to specify the destination folder at all, simply use .. Also, be sure to set the base directory.

gulp.src("sass/**/*.scss", { base: "./" })
answered Sep 22, 2015 by shikhar jain