How to make File Watcher to save files in a different directory

Hey there,

I am using File Watcher with UglifyJS to minify my javascripts.
However as I am also using require it would like to make myself a bit more easy and save the minified files somewhere else.

At this point this idea of saving it in anther directory made my life not a bit more easy but a bit more difficult.
First I found out that FileWatcher will also minify third party already minified files (it would come in handy not to miny files with the section .min.js in the name)
I can tackle that issue by just using development versions of every third party script.

But worst of all it seems I cannot change the directory of the minfied file... well I can but then it specifically for this project.

Let me explain what I would like to do:

I have this directory structure:
- /ProjectDir/FrontendDir/js/src/app/views/script.js

And saving the minified version I would like to have this:
-/ProjecDir/FrontendDir/js/min/app/views/script.min.js

Is there a way to do this nicely with the macro's?

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First I found out that FileWatcher will also minify third party already minified files (it would come in handy not to miny files with the section .min.js in the name)

well,.min.js files are still JavaScript files, and watcher listens to all them by default.

I can suggest excluding minified files from watchers  processing - create a new scope (Settings | Appearance&Behavior |  Scopes) with minified files excluded (like file:.js&&!file:*.min.js), and choose this scope as your file watcher scope


Is there a way to do this nicely with the macro's?


Sure. Please try the following:

Arguments: $FileName$ -o $ProjectFileDir$/min/$FileDirPathFromParent(src)$$FileNameWithoutExtension$.min.js
Output paths to refresh: $ProjectFileDir$/min/$FileDirPathFromParent(src)$$FileNameWithoutExtension$.min.js


But note that UglifyJS doesn't create directories when generating files, so you have to create a directory structure yourself to avoid errors like 'ENOENT, no such file or directory'

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