For those running a site with gem-based themes, I’ve released a new gem that lets you easily “copy” a file from the theme-gem to the same path in your site’s source directory (if it doesn’t already exist there).
jekyll-extract — Extract theme files to your site with ease…
Simply add the plugin to
:jekyll_plugins group in your Gemfile,
bundle install and your’re set.
bundle exec jekyll extract --list-all to know what files are bundled in your theme-gem right from your terminal.
bundle exec jekyll extract --help for available options
P.S. there’s already a PR to have similar functionality added to core. But its currently hanging in limbo. The plugin only delivers basic functionality for now.
Feedback welcome at the GitHub Repo