Blio - domms blogging "engine"


version 2.003


Backend for the command. See and/or perldoc for details.

more docs pending...

docs provided by gabor, need to be integrated:


The configuration parameters can be provided either in the configuration file that defauts to blio.ini or on the command line.

The configuration file can look like this:

  name=Test site

The configureation file must exists. Otherwise you will get a warning like this:

  Specified configfile 'blio.ini' does not exist, is empty, or is not readable

If no source_dir provided or there is no src/ directory, you get this exception:

  Can't call method "done" on an undefined value at .../ line 137.

The name of the site in the title of the pages. Default to Blio


The directory where the source files are. Each page of the site has a corresponding source file with .txt extension. Defaults to the src/ directory relative to the current working directory where your run the script.


Directory where the generated html files should go. Defaults to out/ relative to the current working directory.


The location of the template files. Defaults to templates/ relative to the current working directory. As a fallback, there is a set of templates provided by Blio. They come in the share/templates directory of the distribution and are installed along the module.


TODO - there are more fields that need explanation.

Source directory hierarchy

The source directory defined using the source_dir paramater can havs subdirectories, but each subdirectory needs a 'parent' page. The name of the parent page is the same as the name of the subdirectory with the additional .txt extentsion. So if you'd like to have a src/project/ subdriectory, you also need to have a page called src/project.txt.

If there is no index.txt in the src/ directory, Blio will generate a default index.html file. This is not the case with subdirectories.

Source files

Each source file has a txt extension. It has several lines of header and a body. The module that represents each file is Blio::Node.

  title: The Project
  date: 2013-02-10T00:27:53
  language: en
  converter: textile
  tags: Perl

  This is the project page.

The only required entry in the header is the title.

TODO - there are more fields that need explanation.


Thomas Klausner <>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Thomas Klausner.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.