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a boring static site generator written in perl
removes site_modified var and adds FIXME
gives credit to naoya
adds FIXME

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#bss - boring static site generator

A boring (and simple...) static site generator written in Perl with a little help from rsync.

#Getting Started

bss reads manifest.ini for its configuration options:

	
[build]
src=/the/path/to/your/site/src/
dest=/home/you/websites/_site/
templates=src/templates
collections=posts
exclude=*.md,*.markdown,templates,junk
encoding=UTF-8
evaluate perl=0 # use perl false boolen value
[server]
port=8090

Pages begin (as in Jekyll) with a YAML "front matter" block:

---
title: Nine Stories
layout: default 
    author: J.D. Salinger 
---
	A Perfect Day for Bananafish wherein Seymour ends his own life.

Template file types can be any of: .tmpl, .template, .html, .tt, .tt2.

See: http://www.template-toolkit.org/index.html

One can define partials and such for use in templates or layouts or what have you:

[% footer = 'partials/footer.tt' %]
[% INCLUDE $footer %]

A simple web server is included but one would be wise in using it only for local development purposes. Ensure the BSS_DOCROOT ENV var is set.

An example:

$ BSS_DOCROOT=/path/to/your/_site bss build --server
# otherwise defaults to "_site"
#build with nix
$ nix build --extra-experimental-features nix-command --extra-experimental-features flakes
# this will place bss in your nix profile so it's "installed" in a sense. This is the replacement for nix-env...
$ nix profile --extra-experimental-features nix-command --extra-experimental-features flakes install

#FIXME

  • [] Handle removing YAML block correctly
  • [] short flags so we can do -v and -s for verbose and server