tatic blog generator. Super simple. Nothing fancy, just a list of links and short notes.
Publish via shell or email to collect and share links with a short text.
It takes less than 30 seconds to publish a new entry via terminal:
Entries are grouped by the date of its import. Each entry has 3 features
An entry consists of only one link. The text of this link is the title.
It is possible to extend the features via modules (or translators) Modules:
translator_youtubeThis module translates youtube urls to embedded youtube videos. When this module is active all imported youtube urls are shown as embedded videos.
These instructions will guide you though installing your own blog. It is at a vry young age, so please expect undocumented parts.
sudo apt-get install xmlstarlet
- xml_grep, (included in xml-coreutils)
Please see: [http://xml-coreutils.sourceforge.net/] instructions will follow.
Download the branch
master to your webserver.
It doesn't need to be in the webserver's folder.
~/bin/could be a possible path. You need to be able to execute the scripts -
chmod them to your needs.
config/config.conf and change the first lines accordingly(follow instructions in the file).
install.sh. It will create required folders.
It's possible that you still have to chown the files in your webserver folder to e.g. www-data in order to publish it.
Write entry via command line
To publish an entry just run
The script asks for
Please seperate tags with
Hit to publish the entry!
Write entry via email
It is possible to import entries through RSS. E-Mail import is currently done by a external service like zappier - the service scrapes an known inbox and generates an RSS feed. This feed is scraped by
mail.shand is generating entries out of the feed.
The usag is simple
E-Mail subject= Entry title
E-Mail body= Entry URL
- Tags are not supported yet
Zappier generates an ID per email. This ID is stored in
config/ids.txt and checked in the import script. Entries are grouped by the date the script is triggered.
After import the script generates a new
add url to
Autoimport via cronjob
To autoimport entries via RSS just add mail.sh to your crontab.
* * * * * cd "ADD-INSTALL-PATH-HERE" && ./mail.sh >> ./temp/cronlog.txt
This will run the import every minute. See e.g. crontab.guru for different settings.
The script loggs to /temp/cronlog.txt.
Add links to the menu
A simple menu is generated by scraping the files in
To add a link, just place one file per link to the
File-name = Text in menu
File-content = URL (including "http://"!)
There are no automated tests. Run
input_entry.sh (for manually importing a new entry) or
mail.sh (for importing via RSS) after changing the code. Both scripts run
generate_index.sh after importing new entries.
mail.sh make sure you delete email IDs in
ids.txt to use the same test-mails again.
The test succeeded when
- the entry is imported in
- the entry is in ``ìndex.html```
- all parts of the entry are as they should be (url clickable, text and tag are presend)
I have not yet thought about others contributing to the project. We'll figure it out as soon as someone is interested in contributing(please file an issue or contact me via twitter).
See the code at https://github.com/6uhrmittag/bashblog.
See the code live at blog.slashlog.org.
- Marvin Heimbrodt - Initial work - @6uhrmittag