files

Array<String | FileSet> | String | FileSet

A glob patterns relative to the app directory, which specifies which files to include when copying files to create the package.

Development dependencies are never copied in any case. You don't need to ignore it explicitly.

Default pattern **/* is not added to your custom if some of your patterns is not ignore (i.e. not starts with !). package.json and **/node_modules/**/* (only production dependencies will be copied) is added to your custom in any case. All default ignores are added in any case — you don't need to repeat it if you configure own patterns.

May be specified in the platform options (e.g. in the mac).

You may also specify custom source and destination directories by using FileSet objects instead of simple glob patterns.

[
  {
    "from": "path/to/source",
    "to": "path/to/destination",
    "filter": ["**/*", "!foo/*.js"]
  }
]

You can use file macros in the from and to fields as well. from and to can be files and you can use this to rename a file while packaging.

FileSet.from

String

The source path relative to and defaults to:

  • the app directory for files,
  • the project directory for extraResources and extraFiles.

If you don't use two-package.json structure and don't set custom app directory, app directory equals to project directory.

FileSet.to

String

The destination path relative to and defaults to:

  • the asar archive root for files,
  • the app's content directory for extraFiles,
  • the app's resource directory for extraResources.

FileSet.filter

Array<String> | String

The glob patterns. Defaults to */**.

extraResources

Array<String | FileSet> | String | FileSet

A glob patterns relative to the project directory, when specified, copy the file or directory with matching names directly into the app's resources directory (Contents/Resources for MacOS, resources for Linux and Windows).

File patterns (and support for from and to fields) the same as for files.

extraFiles

Array<String | FileSet> | String | FileSet

The same as extraResources but copy into the app's content directory (Contents for MacOS, root directory for Linux and Windows).

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