NanoBlogger
NanoBlogger
3.5RC1

4.5

NanoBlogger free download for Mac

NanoBlogger3.5RC1

01 August 2011

Weblog engine written in Bash.

Overview

NanoBlogger is a small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep, and see to create static HTML content. It's free to use and modify under the GNU General Public License.

Pros:

  • intuitive commandline interface
  • highly configurable and script-able :)
  • easy drafting, editing, and management of entries
  • archiving by category, year, month, and entry
  • pagination
  • permanent and navigational links
  • templates and CSS style sheets for full control over layout
  • placeholders for easy template manipulation
  • support for multiple weblogs
  • support for multiple categories
  • support for relative and absolute links
  • support for date manipulation of entries
  • Atom syndication (comes with 1.0 format)
  • RSS syndication (comes with RSS 1.0 and 2.0 formats)
  • plugins for calendar, recent entries, weblog status, etc.
  • plugins for text formatting (e.g. line breaks translate to HTML)
  • global (nb.conf) and per-weblog (blog.conf) configuration
  • intelligent build system - only updates relative files
  • simple cache system for improved effeciency
  • independent of java-script and server-side scripting (e.g. PHP)
  • independent of external database (stores data in flat-files)
  • multi-language support
  • multi-platform portability (just bash and the required commands)
Cons:
  • slow (written in bash)
  • codebase is large and complex
  • no comments (only available as add-on)
  • not easily upgradable

What's new in NanoBlogger

Version 3.5RC1:
  • Merges language files to base and does away withnanoblogger-extra package.
  • Bug Fix: Description was not being loaded from entry'smetadata.
  • Bug Fix: Archive template was subsequently being overwrittendue to invalid file reference.
  • Bug Fix: Title for year archives was not set.
  • Bug Fix: Failed to update category database upon entrytimestamp modification.
  • Bug Fix: Attempts to fix Markdown freeze bug (possibly due toinconsistent behavior found in various implemenations).

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How would you rate NanoBlogger app?

6 Reviews of NanoBlogger

4.5
Anonymous
08 February 2004
Version: 2.7a1

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OMG! I love this app. I have never been very inclined to "blog" (as my life is simply TOO fascinating to just give away for free). I am, however, a fan of the command line and specifically of BASH (cause I kinda know it, no other good reason). I figured I would try this puppy out. I was floored! This collection of standard, built in unix apps, stitched together with a shell script, produces a COOL looking blog site. And it is simple to operate (simple if you are at least vaguely familiar with working from the command line AND simple if you know how to edit in vi (well, ok, vi ain't simple but you can change the editor to pico and pico is simple enough for my grandmother's deceased poodle to operate). You like blogging? Never done it before but have vaguely considered it? Try nanoblogger! p.s. only downside is that you would not be able to post blogs from afar without remote access to your Mac (of course, with a little basic php you could put together a simple web based interface that would let you do just that).
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 3.0
@developer: There also is a tiny, fast, portable, open source Unix webserver at www.acme.com/software/thttpd/!
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Anonymous
28 November 2004
Version: 3.0
@developer: There also is an open source MySQL database management GUI (www.mludi.net/YourSQL). For some Mac specific command line tools (lsmac) see osxutils.sf.net (perhaps also see xmlstar.sf.net). Keep on going with this great app (which is also excellent for learning BASH basics)!
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Anonymous
13 November 2004
Version: 3.0
Is it possible to connect nanoblogger to a SQL/PostgreSQL database by using DataWerkz (www.uwerkz.com)?
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Anonymous
13 November 2004
Version: 3.0
For more complex website management tasks see the macroprocessor m4 (I think there is an OS X version listed at osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps.
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3.75
White-Fire
25 July 2004
Version: 2.9
Could be so much more.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 February 2004
Version: 2.7a1
OMG! I love this app. I have never been very inclined to "blog" (as my life is simply TOO fascinating to just give away for free). I am, however, a fan of the command line and specifically of BASH (cause I kinda know it, no other good reason). I figured I would try this puppy out. I was floored! This collection of standard, built in unix apps, stitched together with a shell script, produces a COOL looking blog site. And it is simple to operate (simple if you are at least vaguely familiar with working from the command line AND simple if you know how to edit in vi (well, ok, vi ain't simple but you can change the editor to pico and pico is simple enough for my grandmother's deceased poodle to operate). You like blogging? Never done it before but have vaguely considered it? Try nanoblogger! p.s. only downside is that you would not be able to post blogs from afar without remote access to your Mac (of course, with a little basic php you could put together a simple web based interface that would let you do just that).
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