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This is a super simple command line module that copies HTML5 boilerplate to your clipboard so that you can open a new file, paste and 💥.

A post about how this module was developed is here and the corresponding branch is tutorial, here.

To Pasteboard

Currently just works on Macs or things that have pbcopy

$ boilme

When you paste you get:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="author" content="">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="favicon.png">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="assets/style.css">


To File

Should work on all systems.

$ boilme -f FILENAME

Writes the boilerplate to the filename you provide. Relative paths are resolved to the directory in which you run the script.

The boilerplate included here is adapted from the lovely @thefoxis's repository thefoxis/html-boilerplate.

You can use it as-is or adapt it to your own boilerplate needs

Use it

You'll need Node.js and NPM (which comes when you install Node.js) on your computer.

Install cli-boilerplate globally on you computer with NPM:

$ npm install -g cli-boilerplate

From any terminal window, run the boilme command to get the boilerplate copied to you clipboard.

$ boilme

Then paste it where you want it. Done!

Adapt it

You'll need Node.js and NPM (which comes when you install Node.js) on your computer.

Clone this repository (or a fork of it) to your computer:

$ git clone

Open it up in your text editor and edit the boilerplate.html file as you'd like it. Save.

$ cd cli-boilerplate

Link this version to your system so that Node uses it when you run boilme. From inside the cli-boilerplate directory link it:

$ npm link

Then run boilme from any terminal window. Yay!


Paste or write a HTML boilerplate file from the command line




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