06 May 2019, 08:57

Marble Track 3 website easier to write
08:57 Monday 06 May 2019 JST

Atom editor has a way to write my own autocomplete rules. I don’t have a link handy, but it is handy for making links.

So I have a two part approach:

  1. create a file with Emacs by entering a Title (part name), Shortcode, Image, Tag(s), and date. Emacs creates the new file as part_name.md and now appends to the Atom file ~/.atom/snippets.cson the information necessary to let Atom auto complete the markdown after I type the shortcode.
  2. use Atom to edit the file and easily insert markdown via autocompletion. Yay!

Here is the most recent addition to snippets.cson

      'Lower Zig Zag 3 ban Upper Base Base':
        'prefix': 'lzz3bubb'
        'body': '[Lower Zig Zag 3 ban Upper Base Base](/parts/lower-zig-zag-3-ban-upper-base-base/)'

With this, I can type lzz3bubb RET to get Atom to write

[Lower Zig Zag 3 ban Upper Base Base](/parts/lower-zig-zag-3-ban-upper-base-base/)


I am headed to men’s group to lead workshops all day so will probably forget to show the code, but there is code on github.

Emacs function to create file and autocomplete [mt3-new-part](https://github.com/thunderrabbit/emacs-hugo-posts/blob/master/hugo.el#L219)

(defun mt3-new-part (title shortcode tags image yyyy mm dd)
  "Create a new track part for Marble Track 3 .com with TITLE, TAGs, and shortcode."
      (read-string "Title: ")
      (read-string "Shortcode: ")
      (journal-read-tags nil)
      (read-string "Image: " nil nil "/img/guest/default-guest.png")
      (read-string (format "Year (%s): " (format-time-string "%Y")) nil nil (format-time-string "%Y"))
      (read-string (format "Month (%s): " (format-time-string "%m")) nil nil (format-time-string "%m"))
      (read-string (format "Date (%s): " (format-time-string "%d")) nil nil (format-time-string "%d"))
  (let (
        (file-name (journal-post-title dd title))
        (file-path (journal-no-date-path title))
    (switch-to-buffer (find-file-noselect location-atom-snippets))
          (get-string-from-file (expand-file-name "snippet_part.txt" location-journal-template-files))
     	     (file-name-sans-extension file-path)  ;; https://stackoverflow.com/a/8716106/194309
    (set-buffer (get-buffer-create file-path))
         (get-string-from-file (expand-file-name "mt3_parts_template.txt" location-journal-template-files))
         (mapconcat (lambda (x) (format "\"%s\"" (downcase x)))	tags ", ")
         (thumbnail-path image)
         (format-time-string "%H:%M:%S+09:00")
         (format-time-string "%Y %b %d ")
    (write-file (expand-file-name file-path (concat mt3-site-location "parts")))
    (switch-to-buffer file-path)