Does anybody know why the `shopify theme pull` command from the Shopify CLI deletes the local `package.json` file? It leaves the `webpack.config.js` and other similar files. They’re all in the root of the project.
I encountered the same issue and was able to resolve it by using the following command
shopify theme pull --nodelete
That ensures that no local files are squashed in the sync.
Additionally, I recommend creating a .shopifyignore file where you can include all of your non-theme files such as package.json, package-lock, node_modules dir, webpack.config.js etc. The CLI will ignore these files when pushing/pulling which speeds up the actions and avoids problems like the one you're describing.
Hope that helps,
I haven't worked with shopify cli yet but I'm keen to get into soon ever since I saw the recent hot reloading updates for liquid. What do you think about using the dist folder for doing theme pull? If a pull gets the uploaded dist to shopify, would it make sense to pull it into that folder rather than the root of you local setup?
To use the GitHub integration you must have the standard file structure, so a /dist or /build folder would not work unless it's a child repo... like using subtree as it says in the docs. You can have other files in the repo, and Shopify will ignore them.