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This is now a fork of Bashblog. More documentation updates coming soon.
A single Bash script to create blogs.
I created it because I wanted a very, very simple way to post entries to a blog by using a public folder on my server, without any special requirements and dependencies. Works on GNU/Linux, OSX and BSD.
*How simple? Just type `./bb.sh post` and start writing your blogpost.*
Originally created because someone wanted a very, very simple way to post entries to a blog by using a public folder on their server, without any special requirements and dependencies. Works on GNU/Linux and possibly OSX and BSD but I do not have these to test my changes. Expanded because I wanted to do writing locally, then post to a server after the fact, and I wanted to extend functionality without bloating the code beyond recognition.
*How simple? Just three easy steps.*
You can see a sample here: [read the initial blog post](https://web.archive.org/web/20130520204024/http://mmb.pcb.ub.es/~carlesfe/blog/creating-a-simple-blog-system-with-a-500-line-bash-script.html). That page was 100% generated using bashblog, no additional tweaking.
- type: ./bashtml.sh
- Edit the generated .config file to your liking.
- type: ./bashtml post and start writing.
Check out [other bashblog users](https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Generated+with+bashblog,+a+single+bash+script+to+easily+create+blogs+like+this+one%22)
Check out [other BasHTML users](https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Generated+with+BasHTML,+a+bash+script+to+easily+create+blogs+like+this+one%22)
Download the code and copy bb.sh into a public folder (for example, `$HOME/public_html/blog`) and run
Run bashtml.sh in the directory where you want content created. This can be on the server itself, or your local computer.
This will show the available commands. If the file is not executable, type `chmod +x bb.sh` and retry.
**Before creating your first post, you may want to configure the blog settings (title, author, etc).
Read the Configuration section below for more information**
This will generate the .config file on the first run. On subsequent executions it will show the available commands.
To create your first post, just run:
It will try to use Markdown, if installed. To force HTML:
./bb.sh post -html
./bashtml.sh post -html
The script will handle the rest.
When you're done, access the public URL for that folder (e.g. `http://server.com/~username/blog`)
and you should see the index file and a new page for that post!
When you're done, if you edited files on the server, access the public URL for that folder (e.g. `http://server.com/~username/blog`)
and you should see the index file and a new page for that post! If you created on your computer, you will have to upload the files first.
- Ultra simple usage: Just type a post with your favorite editor and the script does the rest. No templating.
- No installation required. Download `bb.sh` and start blogging.
- No installation required. Download `bashtml.sh` and start blogging.
- Zero dependencies. It runs just on base utils (`date`, `basename`, `grep`, `sed`, `head`, etc)
- GNU/Linux, BSD and OSX compatible out of the box, no need for GNU `coreutils` on a Mac.
It does some magic to autodetect which command switches it needs to run depending on your system.
- GNU/Linux and possibly BSD and OSX compatible.
- All content is static. You only need shell access to a machine with a public web folder.
*Tip: advanced users could mount a remote public folder via `ftpfs` and run this script locally*
- Allows drafts, includes a simple but clean stylesheet, generates the RSS file automatically.
- Support for tags/categories
- Support for Markdown, Disqus comments, Twitter, Feedburner, Google Analytics.
- The project is still maintained as of 2016. Bugs are fixed, and new features are considered (see "Contributing")
- Optional powerful plugin system.
Drop your plugins into a directory called plugins, or for system wide, /usr/share/bashblog/plugins.
- Everything stored in a single ~1k lines bash script, how cool is that?! ;)
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Configuration is not required for a test drive, but if you plan on running your blog with bashblog, you will
want to change the default titles, author names, etc, to match your own.
There are two ways to configure the blog strings:
- Edit `bb.sh` and modify the variables in the `global_variables()` function
- Create a `.config` file with your configuration values -- useful if you don't want to touch the script and be able to update it regularly with git
The software will load the values in the script first, then overwrite them with the values in the `.config` file.
This means that you don't need to define all variables in the config file, only those which you need to override
from the defaults.
To customize your configuration edit the .config file generated on the first run of bashtml.sh.
The format of the `.config` file is just one `variablename="value"` per line, just like in the `global_variables()`
function. **Please remember:** quote the values, do not declare a variable with the dollar sign, do not use
spaces around the equal sign.
spaces around the equal sign. Just use the syntax of the generated file as a guide.
bashblog uses the `$EDITOR` environment value to open the text editor.
BasHTML uses the `$EDITOR` environment value to open the text editor.
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- Additional page containing an index of all posts
- Automatically generates pages for each tag
- Rebuild all files while keeping the original data
- Comments delegated to Twitter, with additional Disqus support
- An option for cookieless Twitter sharing, to comply with the
[EU cookie law](https://github.com/cfenollosa/eu-cookie-law)
- Google Analytics code support
- Contains its own CSS so that everything is reasonably styled by default
- Headers, footers, and in general everything that a well-structured html file needs
@@ 111,76 91,17 @@ Detailed features
- xhtml validation, CSS validation, RSS validation by the w3c
- Automatic backup of the site every time you post (stored as `.backup.tar.gz`)
Read the Changelog section for more updates or [check out the news on my blog](http://cfenollosa.com/blog/tag_bashblog.html)
Bashblog started at 500 SLOC and it now has hit the 1000 SLOC barrier.
If we want to keep the code minimal and understandable, we need to make the difficult effort to restrain ourselves
from adding too many features.
All bugfixes are welcome, but brand new features need to be strongly justified to get into the main tree.
Every new request will be honestly and civilly discussed on the comments.
As a guideline, pull requests should:
- Fix a use case for some people (e.g. internationalization)
- Add a use case which is arguably very common (e.g. disqus integration for comments)
- Be very small when possible (a couple lines of code)
- Don't require a significant rewrite of the code (Don't break `create_html_file()` or `write_entry()`, etc)
- It must work on Linux, BSD and Mac. Beware of using GNU coreutils with non-POSIX flags (i.e. `date` or `grep`)
- Follow the UNIX philosophy: do one thing and do it well, rely on third party software for external features, etc
- **Always** keep backwards compatibility when using the default configuration
- 2.9 Added `body_begin_file_index`
- 2.8 Bugfixes<br/>
Slavic language support thanks to Tomasz Jadowski<br/>
Removed the now defunct Twitter JSON API share count<br/>
Support for static, not managed by bashblog html files<br/>
- 2.7 Store post date on a comment in the html file (#96).<br/>
On rebuild, the post date will be synchronised between comment date and file date, with precedence for comment date.
- 2.6 Support for multiple authors, use a different `.config` for each one
- 2.5 Massive code cleanup by Martijn Dekker<br/>
The word 'posts' in the tag list (both website and command) now has a singular form, check out `template_tags_posts_singular`
- 2.4 Added Twitter summaries metadata for posts (#36)
- 2.3.3 Removed big comment header.<br/>
Added option to display tags for cut articles on index pages (#61)<br/>
Cleaned up "all posts" page (#57)
- 2.3.2 Option to use topsy instead of twitter for references
- 2.3.1 Cookieless Twitter option
- 2.3 Intelligent tag rebuilding and Markdown by default
- 2.2 Flexible post title -> filename conversion
- 2.1 Support for tags/categories.<br/>
- 2.0.3 Support for other analytics code, via external file
- 2.0.2 Fixed bug when $body_begin_file was empty.<br/>
Added extra line in the footer linking to the github project
- 2.0.1 Allow personalized header/footer files
- 2.0 Added Markdown support.<br/>
Fully support BSD date
- 1.6.4 Fixed bug in localized dates
- 1.6.3 Now supporting BSD date
- 1.6.2 Simplified some functions and variables to avoid duplicated information
- 1.6.1 'date' fix when hours are 1 digit.
- 1.6.0 Disqus comments. External configuration file. Check of 'date' command version.
- 1.5.1 Misc bugfixes and parameter checks
- 1.5 Đurađ Radojičić (djura-san) refactored some code and added flexibility and i18n
- 1.4.2 Now issues are handled at Github
- 1.4.1 Some code refactoring
- 1.4 Using twitter for comments, improved 'rebuild' command
- 1.3 'edit' command
- 1.2.2 Feedburner support
- 1.2.1 Fixed the timestamps bug
- 1.2 'list' command
- 1.1 Draft and preview support
- 1.0 Read http://is.gd/Bkdoru
Simply drop your plugins into a directory called plugins. If you want them available system wide, put them in /usr/share/bashtml/plugins. This is a work in progress, so more documentation is coming soon. Until then, check the bashtml.sh code for details.
- plugins are scripts sourced and called when needed.
- Plugins have direct access to everything available in the bashtml.sh script, no need to pass everything the plugin should have during calls.
- Plugins end with the .sh extension, so to disable one, simply rename with a different or no extension.