A small program that generates a Visual Studio Code snippets file, with either builtin snippets (>1000 Unicode characters) or a custom TOML input file.
# Install with Rust. Alternatively, download a binary from the Releases page. cargo install character-snippets # Put a snippets file in a good location for Visual Studio Code on Linux. These # snippets will be visible in all workspaces. character-snippets --builtin > ~/.config/Code/User/snippets/chars.code-snippets # Use a custom snippets file. character-snippets my-custom-snippets.toml > ~/.config/Code/User/snippets/chars.code-snippets # To find out where the snippets files are located on your operating system, run # "Preferences: Configure User Snippets" and create a new global snippets file.
The format of the input file should be as follows:
[Snippets] xbrackets = "〚$1〛" xcheckbox = "☐ " xchecked = "☑ " xcheckmark = "✓" xch = "✓"
Visual Studio Code will interpret variables such as
$1 as placeholders.
Output will be sent to standard output.
→ from the GitHub releases page
Alternatively, compile from scratch on Unix:
# 1. Install Rust curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh # 2. Add ~/.cargo/bin to PATH source $HOME/.cargo/env # or log in again # 3. We need a basic build environment (cc, ld) for a dependency apt install build-essential # 4. Install character-snippets cargo install character-snippets # 5. Profit! character-snippets --builtin > ~/.config/Code/User/snippets/chars.code-snippets # for Linux character-snippets src/builtin-snippets.toml > ~/.config/Code/User/snippets/chars.code-snippets
This project is licensed under either of
- Apache License, Version 2.0, (LICENSE-APACHE or http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0)
- MIT license (LICENSE-MIT or http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
at your option.
Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in this project by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.