Generate a Markdown-formatted list of links to various websites using shell tools
created lpgen script

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README

The Static Links Page Generator is both a database and a tool. You can add a link to your own website to the collection, or use the existing collection to generate Markdown-formatted links page files that can be used with the static site generator of your choice (or WordPress if your site is configured to use Markdown).

Rationale

The only way we can rebuild the open web is by ourselves, by linking to interesting sites and getting linked in turn. The hard part is finding interesting sites. That's what this repository is for.

How to Contribute

  1. Fork and clone this repository.
  2. Copy templates/link.md to the directory under links/ that matches the first letter of your family name.
  3. Rename link.md using your family name, personal name, and optionally your general location.
  4. Edit your link file using your favorite text editor.
  5. Add your file to the repository, commit, push to your remote, and submit a pull request.

How to Use This Repository

  1. Fork and clone this repository.
  2. Copy templates/page.md and edit it using your favorite editor.
  3. Run lpgen by passing the path of your input file, the path of your output file, and a search term.
  4. Verify that your output file contains the links you want to share, or edit to taste.
  5. Move your finished file to a location where your static site generator will process it.

Tools Used

I created the Static Links Page Generator on OpenBSD 6.4. It should work on any Linux or Unix-like system that provides the following tools:

  • /bin/sh
  • /bin/test
  • /bin/echo
  • /bin/cat
  • /usr/bin/find
  • /usr/bin/grep
  • /usr/bin/cut
  • /usr/bin/uniq