Neon Tsunami

Import whole directory in Webpack(er)

August 14, 2017

Like an amateur I’ve been importing all my assets one-by-one when using Webpacker to get them all listed in the app manifest. It’s annoying when adding or removing an image to then update the reference in images/index.js.

import./arrow-right.svg’;
import./badge-maintenance.svg’;
// And so on.

Turns out, there’s a better way and you can reduce it all down to one single line of code. Use require.context and pass a regular expression to identify which files you want to import. Boom.

require.context(./, true, /\.(svg|png)$/igm);

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