A simple command line tool for generating markdown files with front matter for JAMstack sites. Inspired by Hugo's
⚡️Generates markdown files with front-matter like the ones typically used to manage content with static site generators like Eleventy, Jekyll, etc. ✌️Written entirely in Node.js so it's cross-platform 🔧Specify front-matter content per file by passing specific config files via the
The easiest way to use Jamster is to install in globally.
npm install -g jamster # Test to make sure it was installed. jamster --version # Should see a version number 0.1.0
Once once installed you can run it in your terminal from anywhere.
If you don't want to or can't install Jamster globally you can also install it locally in your project and then run it using
npx (Requires npm 5.2.0+).
npx jamster path/to/my/new/file.md
Default generated front matter
Without passing any arguments Jamster will create a new markdown file at the path you specify with the following default front-matter added.
--- title: '' description: '' date: (Current date) ---
Customizing generated front-matter
If you want to use different values in your generated front matter there are a couple of ways to do it.
Using a central
If you want to use the same front-matter values for all generated markdown files you can place a file called
Here's and example of how a
jamster.config.js file might look.
With the this configuration file in place, you can then run
and the resulting front markdown file would contain the following front-matter:
--- title: 'My default title' description: 'Default description' date: (Today's date) tags: - post - development layout: 'layouts/post.njk' ---
Specify a configuration using the
If you want to use multiple different configuration files for different post type in you site, you can specify a different config file after entering the path to you new markdown file.
jamster path/to/my/new/file.md --config path/to/config/myconfig.js