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Cordova Hook - Modifies serve-config.js to use Cordova 7 Android Platform Path
// This Cordova Hook (script) modifies the serve-config.js (app-scripts/dist/dev-server/)
// It modifes the ANDROID_PLATFORM_PATH assignment to include 'app/src/main'
// The reference to the issue is best described at
// The authoritive source is found at:
module.exports = function (ctx) {
console.log("Attempting To Modify serve-config.js....")
// Reference Dependencies
var fs = ctx.requireCordovaModule('fs'),
path = ctx.requireCordovaModule('path');
var serveConfigFilePath = 'node_modules/@ionic/app-scripts/dist/dev-server/serve-config.js';
function modifyAndroidPlatformPath(filePath) {
// Only Do This Only If Plugin.XML is found for this plugin.
fs.stat(filePath, function (error, stat) {
if (error) {
var fileModifiedSuccessfully = false;
// Read In That Plugin.XML File
var data = fs.readFileSync(filePath, 'utf8');
// Split the Contents of That File Into An Array Of Lines
var dataArray = data.split('\n');
// Define Substrings To Eliminate if contained within Each Line
var sourceFileString = "exports.ANDROID_PLATFORM_PATH = path.join('platforms', 'android', 'assets', 'www');";
var targetFileString = "exports.ANDROID_PLATFORM_PATH = path.join('platforms', 'android', 'app/src/main', 'assets', 'www');"
// Store original length of Array for comparison later
var originalDataArrayLength = dataArray.length;
// Loop Through The Lines and Modify the Line/Item if it contains The sourceFileString
for (var i = dataArray.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
if (dataArray[i].indexOf(sourceFileString) !== -1) {
console.log('Modifying line:' + dataArray[i]);
dataArray[i] = targetFileString;
fileModifiedSuccessfully = true;
// If Nothing Was Found/Removed/Spliced, No Need To Overwrite.
if (!fileModifiedSuccessfully) {
console.log("No Changes to File: " + filePath);
// Rejoin the Array Into A String
var newData = dataArray.join("\r\n");
// Overwrite the File with Modified Contents
fs.writeFileSync(filePath, newData, 'utf8');
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