A workflow automation wrapper for Pandoc.
exciting.md and want a pdf with LuaLaTeX, bibliography support?
panopy pdf exciting.md
Want a self-contained html with Bootstrap too?
panopy html exciting.md
pip install panopy
Pandoc requires a large number of command-line arguments to generate any output format. Typical solutions have been to use makefiles or YAML configurations to specify what pandoc should do, along with pre/post-processors to clean up pandoc's shortcomings. This can get messy.
panopy's philosophy is to separate contents from workflow. Content should try
as hard as it can to be agnostic to its output format. Likewise, the file system
should segregate content from the tools needed to process it. Instead of
makefile and document-embedded output specifications,
panopy uses global YAML
templates to specify workflows around any given input file, combined with
a global script to process it all. So you can write a single markdown file and
push it to whatever formats you need.
At the present moment, panopy is a barebones wrapper allowing for a series of preprocessing commands, a pandoc command and a series of postprocessing commands. I can't vouch for its ability to process multiple input files into a single output. I also doubt that pandoc is fast enough to be an online processor for multiple files.
Panopy looks for a default YAML template file in ~/.pandoc/panopy.templates. Currently there is no way to change this location. A sample file might looks something like:
__default__: s: S: r: markdown+yaml_metadata_block latex: o: %.tex bibliography: ~/Documents/library.bib filter: - pandoc-citeproc pdf: __inherits__: latex o: %.pdf latex-engine: pdflatex fancypdf: __inherits__: pdf __pre__: - gpp -o %.gpp.md %.md __in__: %.gpp.md
__default__ template sets options
-S (smart), and
-r markdown+yaml_metadata_block for all files. The
latex template changes the
default output format to tex and adds pandoc's bibliography processing filter.
latex but changes the output to
pdf and sets the latex engine. The
fancypdf template updates
Now just find your input file in the terminal and type:
panopy fancypdf input.md
And if you use vim:
:!panopy fancypdf %
__default__: provides the default template that all others inherit from
Keywords in template:
%: auto-replaced by base file name:
panopy pdf infile.mdwith template option
-o infile.pdf. Escape with
__inherits__: inherit from named template(s)
__in__: specifies input file format
__pre__: specifies commands to run before pandoc
__post__: specifies commands to run after pandoc
__clear__: specifies which inherited options to clear