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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Creating symbolic links

Creating references to files and directories can be quite useful in various circumstances, most notably when we'd like to distribute duplicates of a file and keep them up to date without having to manually copy them after each change.

The functionality of creating symbolic links is provided to us by the contrib-symlink (0.3.0) plugin. It's a very simple plugin but provides all the standard Grunt configuration options.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps will take us through creating a symbolic ...

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