How to add wildcard mapping in entry of webpack


node.js Problem Overview

I need to webpack all the js file in the script folder.I tried this

module.exports = {
  module: {
    loaders: [
        test: /\.js$/,
        exclude: /node_modules/,
        loaders: ["babel-loader"],
  entry: "./src/scripts/*.js",
  output: {
    path: './src/build',
    filename: '[name].js'

I am getting error like this,

ERROR in Entry module not found: Error: Cannot resolve 'file' or 'directory' ./s
rc/scripts/* in E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial
resolve file
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\* doesn't exist
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\*.webpack.js doesn't exist
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\*.web.js doesn't exist
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\*.js doesn't exist
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\*.json doesn't exist
resolve directory
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\* doesn't exist (directory d
efault file)
  E:\Web project\ReactJS\react-tutorial\src\scripts\*\package.json doesn't exist
 (directory description file)

It is not searching for all the js file instead it is searching for *.js like that.Help me out what I missed

node.js Solutions

Solution 1 - node.js

Having one or few entry points should be enough for most of use cases, but if you really want to bundle up all files from directory you can use following:

As explained here:

var glob = require("glob");
// ...
entry: glob.sync("./src/scripts/*.js")

Solution 2 - node.js

Webpack is expecting a list of files for the entry configuration, not a glob pattern.

You'll have to list the files manually, or automatically with this code snippet

var fs = require('fs'),
    entries = fs.readdirSync('./src/scripts/').filter(function(file) {
        return file.match(/.*\.js$/);

and then pass it to webpack's config.

Solution 3 - node.js

The entry value should resolve to a specific file, or a list of specific files.

From the [webpack docs][1]:

> If you pass a string: The string is resolved to a module which is > loaded upon startup. > > If you pass an array: All modules are loaded upon startup. The last > one is exported.

If you are simply trying to define one module, edit your entry value to point to your main application file and then require other modules from that.

If you really want to bundle all files from a directory, see [arseniews answer][2] [1]: [2]:

Solution 4 - node.js

I had some problems with file paths in Webpack 2.4.1, so made this. In addition to multiple entries, this also creates multiple .html files.

const HtmlWebpackPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');
const fs = require('fs');

function getEntries (){
    return fs.readdirSync('./src/pages/')
            (file) => file.match(/.*\.js$/)
        .map((file) => {
            return {
                name: file.substring(0, file.length - 3),
                path: './pages/' + file
        }).reduce((memo, file) => {
            memo[] = file.path
            return memo;
        }, {})

const config = {
    entry: getEntries, 
    output: {
        path: resolve('./public'),
        filename: '[name].js'
    plugins: [
        new HtmlWebpackPlugin({
            title: 'My App',
            filename: '[name].html',
            template: './pages/_template.html'

Solution 5 - node.js

Just using glob.sync will result in sequential filenames, such as 0.[hash].js and 1.[hash].js, because entry expects an object with the the name of the file in the key and its location in the value, but glob.sync returns an array.

The following method has the benefit of producing an object with keys and values based on the filenames, you can also add additional entries, such as vendor and common. Requires lodash.

const glob = require("glob");
const _ = require('lodash');

module.exports = {
  entry: Object.assign({},
      (obj, val) => {
        const filenameRegex = /([\w\d_-]*)\.?[^\\\/]*$/i;
        obj[val.match(filenameRegex)[1]] = val;
        return obj;
      vendor: [
  output: {
    filename: '[name].[chunkhash].bundle.js',
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist')

The latter will produce the following object and pass it to entry, provided we have index.js and app.js in the ./src directory:

    index: './src/index.js',
    app: './src/app.js',
    vendor: [ 'lodash' ]

Solution 6 - node.js

As specified above several times, the issue is, entry: requires it to be provided with 1 flattened array, so using glob (as also mentioned above), I wrote this simple-solution to resolve my issue:

const path = require("path");
const glob = require("glob");

const flattenedEntryFiles = () => {
    // wildcard inclusions
    const vendorCss = glob.sync(__dirname + "/src/css/vendor/**/*.css");
    const customCss = glob.sync(__dirname + "/src/css/*.css");

    // fixed path inclusions    
    const customSrcFiles = [
        __dirname + "/src/js/main.tsx",
        __dirname + "/src/css/scss/main.scss",

    // combine/flatten into 1 array
    return vendorCss.concat(customCss, customSrcFiles);

module.exports = () => {
    return {
        entry: flattenedEntryFiles(),


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