New is a template system, especially useful in conjunction with a simple text editor such as vi. The user maintains templates which may contain format strings. At run time, nf replaces the format strings in a template with appropriate values to create a new file. For example, given the following template: // FILE: %(FILE) // AUTHOR: %(FULLNAME) // DATE: %(DATE) // Copyright (C) 1999 %(FULLNAME) %(EMAIL) // All rights reserved. nf will create: // FILE: foo.cpp // AUTHOR: W. Michael Petullo // DATE: 11 September 1999 // Copyright (C) 1999 W. Michael Petullo email@example.com // All rights reserved. on my computer. The program understands plaintext or gziped template files. The fmt-ptrn system also provides a shared library which allows a programmer access to nf's functionality. The system was developed to be light and fast. Its only external dependencies are the C library, glib2 and zlib.
|nf||A simple template system|
|np||create a new project|