How to use webpack & terser to only compress code?

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by domenico , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to use webpack & terser to only compress code?

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by darrion.kuhn , 25 days ago

@domenico 

To use webpack and terser to only compress code without any additional bundling or optimization, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Install webpack and terser as dev dependencies in your project:
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npm install webpack terser-webpack-plugin --save-dev


  1. Create a webpack.config.js file in the root of your project and configure it to only use terser for code compression:
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const TerserPlugin = require('terser-webpack-plugin');

module.exports = {
  mode: 'production',
  optimization: {
    minimize: true,
    minimizer: [new TerserPlugin()],
  },
};


  1. Add a script in your package.json file to run webpack with the custom configuration:
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"scripts": {
  "compress": "webpack --config webpack.config.js"
}


  1. Run the compress script in your terminal to compress your code:
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npm run compress


This will use webpack and terser to compress your code without bundling or optimizing it in any other way.