1.1.1 • Published 4 years ago

shebang-plugin v1.1.1

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This plugin prepend Shebang automatically to the generated module output file.

The difference to webpack BannerPlugin is you can specify Shebang mark in your source file as your wish, and the shebang will only be prepended to the files which has shebang mark matching the pattern. You are also free to change the pattern if you want.

You can actually use this plugin to do anything that BannerPlugin is able to do, by changing the default pattern and the mark in your source files. Please see More Usage demo for more details.

This plugin embeds a simple loader which handles shebang tag. You don't need to install any other dependencies, neither extra configurations.


In npm:

npm install -D webpack-shebang-plugin

Or in yarn:

yarn add -D webpack-shebang-plugin


Entry JS file:

#!/usr/bin/env node

// The first line is the shebang you want be added.
// Don't worry about the spaces and line breaks around it.

// You can add shebang mark anywhere in any source file,
// but only if the first meaningful line of your entry file matches the pattern,
// it will be regarded as the shebang and will be prepended to the output bundle,
// all the other useless shebang marks will be removed in the output.
console.log('this is your entry JS file.');


const ShebangPlugin = require('webpack-shebang-plugin');

// ...other webpack configuration

plugins: [
    // ...other webpack plugins

    new ShebangPlugin()

    // ...other webpack plugins

// ...other webpack configuration

The output bundle looks like:

#!/usr/bin/env node

/******/ (() => { // webpackBootstrap
/******/ 	var __webpack_modules__ = ({
  ...... generated code ......


new ShebangPlugin({
    // optional, you can specify a different regular expression here for your own pattern.
    // the pattern below is used by default, if unset. It matches syntax like:
    //      #!........
    // The regular expression should contain a group of the main shebang part as $1, in the above case,
    // the shebang part "#!........" will be grouped out.
    // * If you create one of your own, you should keep sure that the main part will be grouped out as $1,
    //   and it will be used as your shebang.
    // * If you are not sure how to write your regular expression, please just leave it unset.
    shebangRegExp: /[\s\n\r]*(#!.*)[\s\n\r]*/gm

More Usage

To use this plugin as a general banner plugin purpose:

Suppose you have two different entries, and you wish to have two output bundles:

  • dist/
    • bundle1.js
    • bundle2.js
  • src/
    • entry1.js
    • entry2.js
    • import-in-first-bundle.js
  • webpack.config.js


This is my custom banner
I want this block appear
in my first bundle.


console.log('my first bundle');


This block also matches the
custom banner pattern, but
because this file is not the entry
asset, so this block of content
will be abandoned.

console.log('imported in first bundle');


console.log('my second bundle');


const path = require('path');
const ShebangPlugin = require('webpack-shebang-plugin');

module.exports = {
    mode: 'production',
    target: 'node',
    entry: {
        first: {
            import: ['./src/entry1.js', './src/import-in-first-bundle.js'],
            filename: 'bundle1.js'
        second: {
            import: './src/entry2.js',
            filename: 'bundle2.js'
    output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: '[name].js'
    module: {
        rules: [
                test: /\.js$/,
                exclude: [
                use: [
                        loader: 'babel-loader'
    plugins: [
        new ShebangPlugin({
            shebangRegExp: /[\s\n\r]*(\/\*{3}[\s\S]*?\*{3}\/)[\s\n\r]*/gm

The dist files look like:


This is my custom banner
I want this block appear
in my first bundle.
// entry1.js code here
// import-in-first-bundle.js code here


// entry2.js code here