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webgen: a fast, powerful and extensible static website generator


webgen - a fast, powerful and extensible static website generator
webgen [global options] command [command arguments] [command [command arguments] ...] [args]
webgen is used to generate static websites from content files written in a markup language and template files. You create one template file in which you define the layout of your pages and where the content should go. After that you create content files called page files in which you only define the content. webgen merges the page's content into the template and generates the final HTML output. During the last step so called webgen tags are substituted so that, for example, menus can automatically be generated.


-d, --directory DIR Set the website directectory. if none specified, the current directory is used. -v, --verbose Show more output by default. -q, --quiet Show less output by default. If this option is specified, then no output is shown during rendering of a website. -l, --log-level LEVEL Set the logging level to LEVEL which can be a number between 0 (debug output) and 3 (only error output). -h, --help Show generic help. --version Show the version of the program and exit.


apply Applies a website bundle to an existing website. The bundle argument may either be the name of a bundle shipped with webgen or an URL to a (gzipped) tar archive bundle. create Creates the basic directories and files for webgen. This includes the source and output directories as well as an empty extensions directory. Also, a basic template plus a CSS and an index file are created. Takes the directory to create the webgen structure in as an argument. help Provides help for the individual commands. render Runs webgen which will result in the generation of the HTML data in the output directory from the files in the source directory. This command is used as the default command when no command was issued. version Shows the version of the program and exit. webgui Starts the webgen webgui, a browser based graphical user interface for manging webgen websites.


webgen's behaviour is affected by the following environment variables: WEBGEN_WEBSITE If no website is specified via the -d option and this variable is set, webgen assumes that its content is the webgen website directory that should be used.


The webgen website, //webgen.rubyforge.org/ for more information.
webgen was written by Thomas Leitner <t_leitner@gmx.at> This manual page was written by Paul van Tilburg <paulvt@debian.org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others). This manual page was update to reflect webgen 0.4 change by Arnaud Cornet <arnaud.cornet@gmail.com>. This manual page was updated to reflect webgen 0.5.x changes by Thomas Leitner <t_leitner@gmx.at>. July 2008 WEBGEN(1)

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