Installing Dust


To install as a Node module:

npm install --save --production dustjs-linkedin

# If you want the core helpers addon
npm install --save --production dustjs-helpers

Dust should work with any version of Node or io.js newer than 0.8.12.

The command-line compiler is located at ./node_modules/.bin/dustc. To make the compiler available globally, run npm install with the -g flag.


To install using Bower:

bower install dustjs-linkedin

Dust is compatible with IE7+ and all modern browsers.


You can manually download current and past versions of Dust on the GitHub releases page.

Loading Dust


var dust = require('dustjs-linkedin');


Include dust-core.min.js or dust-full.min.js on your page. If you will be compiling templates in the browser, use dust-full.min.js.


As of Dust 2.6.0, you can load Dust using an AMD-compatible loader such as require.js.

To maintain backwards compatibility, you must enable a config flag to tell Dust to register itself as a named AMD module (in the same way jQuery works).

define.amd.dust = true;

After you’ve done this, you can load dust-core.js or dust-full.js as a module.

<script src="r.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    define.amd.dust = true;
    require(["lib/dust-full"], function(dust) {


If you are using dustjs-helpers 1.6.0 or newer, the helpers also register themselves as an anonymous AMD module. It seems to work best if you require the helpers after Dust has already been loaded.

define.amd.dust = true;
require(["lib/dust-full"], function(dust) {
  require(["lib/dust-helpers"], function() {
    // dust helpers are available when you call dust.render()

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