Example Project

Example Project

Here is an example CommandBox module that uses an interceptor (in the ModuleConfig.cfc) and custom commands to help manage its settings.

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CommandBox Banner Customizer

Ever gotten tired of the same lame ASCII art every time you start the CommandBox shell in interactive mode? Well fear not, this module is for you!


Install the module like so:

CommandBox> install commandbox-banner-customizer

Once you've done that, there are three module settings you can override to affect how the CLI starts up.

Hide the banner

CommandBox> banner off

Now reload the CLI and the ASCII art is gone.

Show the banner

CommandBox> banner on

Now reload the CLI and the ASCII art is back.

Custom banner text

CommandBox> banner text "I like spam!"

Now reload the CLI and your custom message will appear to greet you. Note this setting is ignored if the banner is off.

Custom banner file

Want to get all kinds of funky and create your own ASCII art of your cat? Save the exact text you want to output (can be multiple lines) into a file and specify the file path here:

CommandBox> banner file myCustomBanner.txt

Note this setting is ignored if the banner is off or if banner text is set. For extra credit, try including ANSI escape codes in your text file for a color-coded banner


All these example commands do is set config settings for you. You can also control the module settings without the banner commands by directly setting the config settings like so:

CommandBox> config set modules.commandbox-banner-customizer.hidebanner=true
CommandBox> config set modules.commandbox-banner-customizer.bannertext="I like spam!"
CommandBox> config set modules.commandbox-banner-customizer.bannerfilepath="C:\\myCustomBanner.txt"

You can see the current state of this modules settings at any time by using config show to print it out.

CommandBox> config show modules.commandbox-banner-customizer