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Kaarvok is a directory template system. It allows you to create templates of directories which will be filled-in by variables you describe. Variable names can appear both in files and file or directory names.
Templates can be created by putting the desired directories and
files in the
kaarvok-templates-directory (by default
“~/.emacs.d/templates”). Files ending in
.etpl will be looked
through for possible substitutions, other files are copied
directly. File and directory names can just be or contain variables
and will be expanded.
Variables are delimited by the
Once a proper template has been made it can be used. Every file and
directory in the template is iterated over and each file’s and
directory’s name is looked over to check for variables. Any file
.etpl is also looked through for variables. Any other
file is just copied to the destination.
The value for each variable is requested as it is encountered.
After you give a value it is stored under the variable’s name and
used again at later occurrences. These values are stored in the
kaarvok-value-alist, as such you could fill this variable with some
values to (semi-)automate the template to directory process.
The dot (
.) in a variable’s value is replaced by a slash (
put in a file or directory name. This causes, for example
oni.project.module to turn into the directory structure
oni/project/module. This was done to help with the creation of Java
projects, where modules separated by dots appear as a directory
hierarchy on the file-system with the same names.
This project is primarily an Emacs module, but because one of my friends dislikes Emacs I also made a shell script which works mostly the same way.
The Emacs way
The main entry point from within Emacs is the
kaarvok-create-project-from-template command. When called it will
ask you which template you would like to use and where you would
like to send it to. Any variables that have unknown values will be
asked for whenever they’re found.
The Shell way
Using the shell script you need to specify the template name and destination on the command-line. This will call Emacs in batch mode and will also request a value for each variable as they are found.
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