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    Command Line Tool to manage asciidoc projet (create, watch content), convert adoc into html, pdf & epub3 for doc, reports, revealjs slideshow, hands on lab & more

    Project Info
    License: Apache-2.0
    Build: make
    Documentation: N/A
    Issue tracker:
    Engines: Node.js 6.x, 7.x, 8.x


    $ npm install litoria -g


    $ litoria <cmd> <option> <yaml_config_file>

    where <cmd> corresponds to one of the command available: init, generate, inline, pdf and the options to the rendering required; html, pdf, ...

    The asciidoctor attributes and the options like the source and destination folders can be defined using a yaml config file

    source: "./source" # or could be a directory eg. ./examples
    file_to_inline: "./generated/output.html"
    file_inlined: "./generated/output-inlined.html"
    attributes:  # Asciidoctor attributes
      stylesheet: 'foundation.css' # asciidoctor, foundation
      stylesdir: 'css' # directory defined within the source folder and containing the css styles
      nofooter: 'yes'
      icons: 'font'
      # linkcss: 'true' # Don't use this option if you want to embed the CSS
    options:  # Asciidoctor options
      doctype: 'article'
      to_dir: 'generated'
      # to_file: 'output.html'
      safe: 'unsafe' # Required to avoid that the file to process is not loaded



    Create a project containing a default config file and a simple adoc file

    litoria init /path/to/project

    Many project type or category are supported as described here after :

    • Simple: project containing a simple adoc example
    • Management : project containing a minute and report adoc example
    • Lab : project containing a Hands on Lab adoc example
    • Slideshow: RevealJS slideshow project

    To use such type, pass the option -c or --category with the keywords simple, management, project or slideshow. The default category is simple

    litoria init /path/to/project
    litoria init -c management /path/to/project
    litoria init -c lab /path/to/project


    Render the asciidoctor(s) file(s) part of the input directory source into a HTML file. The generated content is available within the generated folder.

    litoria generate -r html config.yaml


    litoria generate config.yaml as the default rendering is `html`

    The source and destination folders can be changed within the yaml config file.


    Create a slideshow presentation using the template slideshow

    litoria init -c slideshow /path/to/project

    Render the asciidoctor(s) file(s) part of the input directory source into a RevealJS Slideshow. The generated content is available within the generated folder.

    litoria generate slideshow-cfg.yaml

    IMPORTANT : Copy your own resources such as image, css folders under the generated folder and start a local http server using the serve command.

    NOTE : To configure revealjs parameters such as theme, transition, css, .... simply add them under the section attributes of the cfg file

      backend: 'revealjs'
      icons: font
      revealjs_theme: white 


    The purpose of this command is to move the css styles from the css files or style tag and to inline them within the HTML tag of the document. This is required when you would like to send an email to by example the Gmail client as Google will escape the styles & css file before to display your mail and its HTML content within the browser.

    litoria inline config.yaml


    Convert a HTML file into a PDF file

    litoria generate -r pdf config.yaml 


    Send an email to a SMTP server & embed the HTML generated within the Mail created

    litoria send config.yaml        

    The parameters as the subject, sender, recipient, SMTP Server, port number, security mode are defined within the config.yaml file.

    Note : To generate your ClientId, Secret, Access and RefreshToken for Gmail's OAuth2, read the following blog


    Start a local HTTP Server hosting the content generated & passed as parameter within the yaml config file. The default port of the server is 3000

    litoria serve config.yaml  
    litoria serve -o config.yaml  # to open the browser window using the Server URI http://localhost:port/

    For the developer only

    Git clone the project locally and move to the cloned directory.

    To install globally the commands, use these instructions:

    npm install -g
    npm link

    then you can execute the litoria commands in a terminal and continue to develop the project in parallel.

    Otherwise, you can run the different commands as such :

    Execute in a terminal this command by example to create a new project :

    node bin/litoria.js init /path/to/project


    To debug the project and the different commands, use the following information to configure the debugger (Eclipse, IntelliJ, ...) :

    • javascriptFile: bin/litoria-init.js
    • application parameters : /Temp/litoria/blank

    The litoria.js script file contains all the commands which are defined within their corresponding file litoria-<cmd>.js under the bin directory. Each command, as described previously, is configured differently. Please refer to the Command section to see which parameters you can use. Don't try to debug the litoria.js script as it spawns another child process and your Debugger will report a Network Address Port error as it can't access the port !

    Extra information

    This project enhances what is not included within the asciidoctor command line tool. It is a refactoring of the ruby hyla tool which is currently used to create a project, add asciidoctor templates, generate courses, hands on lab content, slideshows for RevealJS presentations, ...

    The project name corresponds to the frog genus name Litoria which contain many species like the Red Eye Tree Frog Litoria Chloris which is very valuable for the human due to his medical capacities

    References of interesting projects used

    Links to the projects


    Please read the contributing guide


    npm i litoria

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