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Extension for Foliant documentation generator to make docs from multiple sources.

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# MultiProject Extension

MultiProject is an extension for Foliant to generate the documentation from multiple sources. MultiProject consists of three parts:

* extension for `foliant.config` package to resolve the `!from` YAML tag;
* CLI extension for the `src` command;
* RepoLink preprocessor.

## Installation

$ pip install foliantcontrib.multiproject

## Config Extension to Resolve the `!from` Tag

This extension resolves the `!from` YAML tag in the project config and replaces the value of the tag with `chaptres` section of related subproject.

### Usage of the Config Extension

The subproject location may be specified as a local path, or as a Git repository with optional revision (branch name, commit hash or another reference).

Example of `chapters` section in the project config:

- !from local_dir
- !from
- !from

Before building the documentation superproject, Multiproject extension calls Foliant to build each subproject into `pre` target, and then moves the directories of built subprojects into the source directory of the superproject (usually called as `src`).

Note that Foliant allows to override default config file name `foliant.yml` by using `--config` or `-c` command line option. To provide correct working of Multiproject extension, the same names of config files should be used in the superproject and in all subprojects.

## CLI Extension for the `src` Command

This extension supports the command `src` to backup the source directory of Foliant project (usually called as `src`) and to restore it from prepared backup.

Backing up of the source directory is needed because MultiProject extension modifies this directory by moving the directories of built subprojects into it.

### Usage of the CLI Extension

To make a backup of the source directory, use the command:

$ foliant src backup

To restore the source directory from the backup, use the command:

$ foliant src restore

You may use the `--config` option to specify custom config file name of your Foliant project. By default, the name `foliant.yml` is used:

$ foliant src backup --config alternative_config.yml

Also you may specify the root directory of your Foliant project by using the `--project-dir` option. If not specified, current directory will be used.

## RepoLink Preprocessor

This preprocessor allows to add into each Markdown source a hyperlink to the related file in Git repository. The hyperlink appears after the first heading of the document.

The preprocessor emulates MkDocs behavior and supports the same options `repo_url` and `edit_uri` as MkDocs. Applying of the preprocessor to subprojects allows to get links to separate repositories from different pages of a single site (or a single MkDocs project).

### Usage of the Preprocessor

To enable the preprocessor, add `repolink` to `preprocessors` section in the project config:

- repolink

The preprocessor has a number of options:

- repolink:
edit_uri: /blob/master/src/
link_text: ""
link_title: View the source file
link_html_attributes: "class=\"md-icon md-content__icon\" style=\"margin: -7.5rem 0\""
- pre

: URL of the related repository. Default value is an empty string; in this case the preprocessor does not apply. Trailing slashes do not affect.

: Revision-dependent part of URL of each file in the repository. Default value is `/blob/master/src/`. Leading and trailing slashes do not affect.

: Hyperlink text. Default value is `Edit this page`.

: Hyperlink title (the value of `title` HTML attribute). Default value is also `Edit this page`.

: Additional HTML attributes for the hyperlink. By using CSS in combination with `class` attribute, and/or `style` attribute, you may customize the presentation of your hyperlinks. Default value is an empty string.

: Allowed targets for the preprocessor. If not specified (by default), the preprocessor applies to all targets.

You may override the value of the `edit_uri` config option with the `FOLIANT_REPOLINK_EDIT_URI` system environment variable. It can be useful in some non-stable testing or staging environments.

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