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An Ubuntu Friendly Version of the popular dotjs

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..................... dotjs-ubuntu .................

dotjs-ubuntu is a Google Chrome extension that executes JavaScript files in ~/.js based on their filename.

This version of dotjs is maintained for users under Ubuntu. The original dotjs for Mac OSX can be found here: https://github.com/defunkt/dotjs

If you navigate to http://www.google.com/, dotjs will execute ~/.js/google.com.js.

This makes it super easy to spruce up your favorite pages using JavaScript.

On subdomains such as http://gist.github.com dotjs will try to load ~/.js/gist.github.com.js as well as ~/.js/github.com.js and ~/.js/com.js.

Bonus: files in ~/.js have jQuery 1.9 loaded, regardless of whether the site you're hacking uses jQuery.

Double bonus: ~/.js/default.js is loaded on every request, meaning you can stick plugins or helper functions in it.

GreaseMonkey user scripts are great, but you need to publish them somewhere and re-publish after making modifications. With dotjs, just add or edit files in ~/.js.

Example

$ cat ~/.js/github.com.js
// swap github logo with trollface
$('a.header-logo-blacktocat').html(
    $('<img>')
        .attr('src', '//bit.ly/ghD24e')
        .css({'width': 'auto', 'height': '22px'})
    );

How It Works

Chrome extensions can't access the local filesystem, so dotjs runs a tiny web server on port 3131 that serves files out of ~/.js.

The dotjs executable is installed into ~/bin and then should be added into crontab, so that the server's started when the OS starts.

The dotjs Chrome extension then makes ajax requests to http://localhost:3131/convore.com.js any time you hit a page on convore.com, for example, and executes the returned JavaScript.

Requires

  • Ubuntu
  • Ruby 1.8
  • rake (gem install rake)
  • Google Chrome
  • /path/to/home/bin in your $PATH

Install

git clone https://github.com/glenbot/dotjs-ubuntu.git
cd dotjs-ubuntu
rake install

After installation add the following line to your crontab

$ crontab -e
@reboot /path/to/home/bin/djsd -d

For the impatient run the daemon right away

djsd -d

For the patient reboot and enjoy!

Now open https://localhost:3131 in Chrome and enable the SSL.

Then install the Google Chrome extension:

http://bit.ly/dotjs

Uninstall

rake uninstall

Credits

"I almost wish you could just stick JavaScript in ~/.js. Do you know what I'm saying?"

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