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Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects ... The software decoupage lets you stitch together index pages from filesystem content

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what is it?

decoupage is a static file server that allows for index pages
configurable with genshi templates and .ini files. I mainly wrote it
because i was tired of using apache for serving my website and
generating index.html files by hand. Decoupage provides views into
the filesystem.

how do i use it?

Set up a `paste <>`_ .ini file that specifies the
directory to serve (````) and, optionally, a
configuration file .ini file (``decoupage.configuraton``) which
specifies the labels for the files based on directory. An example of a
`paste <>`_ .ini file is in
``decoupage.ini``. Note the ``[app:decoupage]`` section::

paste.app_factory = decoupage.factory:factory = %(here)s/example
decoupage.configuration = %(here)s/example.ini

The labels for files are in ``example.ini``, specified by sections as

foo.txt = a file about cats

lilly.txt = lilly
hobbes.txt = a file about Hobbes

You can specify the entire layout from here. Alternately, you can
have an ``index.ini`` in a directory which, if present, overrides the
default configuration. Such a file is in the ``fleem`` subdirectory
of ``example``::

/template = index.html
fleem.txt = some fleem for ya

Try it out! Install decoupage and run ``paster serve decoupage.ini``
and point your browser to the URL it gives you.

how do i do more with decoupage?

Since filenames can't start with a ``/`` (just try it!), the
functionality of decoupage may be extended with ``/`` commands in a
section. This is done by adding a setuptools ``entry_point`` to
``[decoupage.formatters]``. See the decoupage ```` and
``decoupage.formatters`` for examples. For instance,

Running `decoupage-formatters` from the command line gives the list of
formatters that are available (which are pluggable setuptools extension points
at [decoupage.formatters]). For example: /include = site.html could
include the site.html genshi template at the top of the body.


determines how to sort the files in a directory;
right now only by case-insensitive alphabetically
* reverse : reverse the order of the sorting

only pass files of a certain pattern;
the inverse of ignore
calling all with no arguments means only files with descriptions
are used

splits a description into a title and a description via a
separator in
the description. The template will now have an additional
'title', per file
* separator: what separator to use (':' by default)

obtain the description from the filename
the file extension (if any) will be dropped and
spaces will be substituted for underscores

ignore files of a glob patterns.
These files will not be linked to in the template.
e.g. /ignore = .* *.pdf # don't list dotfiles and PDFs

include: include a file at the top of the body
css: specify CSS used (whitespace separated list)

Decoupage also makes use of other special intrinsic keywords:

formatters: ordered list of formatters to apply

inherit: inherit configuration from a certain directory (instead of
the parent

transform: a list of transformers for contenttransformer


* allow transformers to be configurable on a per-directory basis
* add a ``?format=rss`` query string argument
* add a ``?template=foo.html`` query string argument

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