A simple and very stupid template engine.
It executes scripts embedded in template files and substitutes their output in-place.
templa processes template files and generates output files according to the following principle:
Any segment of a file between a line that starts with
#! (a shebang, possibly indented) and a line that ends with
!# (or the end of the file) is considered an embedded script.
This embedded script is isolated in a temporary file, with the proper amount of indentation removed and the final
!# stripped, and then executed. The standard output of that program is added to the output file, replacing the embedded script.
#! can be escaped with
<h1>Files</h1> <ul> #!/bin/bash for file in *; do printf '<li>%s</li>\n' "$file" done !# </ul>
<h1>Files</h1> <ul> <li>LICENSE</li> <li>Makefile</li> <li>README.md</li> <li>templa</li> <li>templates</li> </ul>
To see a live example, check out
templa requires Bash version 4 or later, as well as GNU coreutils. These should be present on most GNU/Linux systems.
Clone this repository on your system and copy the
templa executable to some location in your PATH, e.g.
Usage: templa [-qh] [-t target] templates... Render the templates from TEMPLATES to the TARGET directory. Options: -t Choose the target directory. By default, the current directory is used. If - is given, render everything to standard output. -v Verbose mode, print file names to standard output before rendering them. -q Quiet mode, don't print errors. -h Show this help message.
This software is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3. See