How to generate unique file name using webpack?

by giovanny.lueilwitz , in category: Javascript , 15 days ago

How to generate unique file name using webpack?

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by edmond_brakus , 14 days ago

@giovanny.lueilwitz 

To generate a unique file name using webpack, you can use the webpack-built-in feature called "HashedModuleIdsPlugin". This plugin generates a unique hash for each module id in the bundle, which ensures that the file name will be unique every time the bundle is built.


Here's an example of how to use the "HashedModuleIdsPlugin" in your webpack configuration:

  1. Install the webpack plugin:
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npm install webpack


  1. Update your webpack configuration file to include the "HashedModuleIdsPlugin":
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const webpack = require('webpack');

module.exports = {
  // other webpack configuration options
  plugins: [
    new webpack.HashedModuleIdsPlugin()
  ]
};


  1. When you build your webpack bundle, the output files will have unique names based on the hash generated for each module id.


By using the "HashedModuleIdsPlugin" in your webpack configuration, you can ensure that the file names are unique every time you build your bundle, making it easier to avoid caching issues and ensure that the latest version of your code is being served to users.