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    Write snippets once, render them for many IDEs.

    •  Write snippets once in Markdown;
    • 🚀  Render them to many IDEs format (VS Code, Vim, Sublime, IntelliJ);
    •  Flexible and typed configuration.


    npm install schnipsel


    Schnipsel is a CLI.

    It reads configuration from a schnipsel.config.ts file to renders input snippets to desired IDE formats.

    schnipsel CLI

    # Render project
    # Render project in watch mode
    schnipsel --watch
    schnipsel -w
    # Init a schnipsel.config.ts file
    schnipsel init
    # Display help
    schnipsel --help
    schnipsel -h
    # Display version
    schnipsel --version
    schnipsel -v


    import { defineSchnipselConfig } from "schnipsel";
    export default defineSchnipselConfig({
    	 * Configures where and how Schnipsel should look for input files.
    	input: {
    		 * Base directory where to look for input files, typically `./src`.
    		directory: "src",
    		 * An optional glob or glob array to match input files in `directory`.
    		 * See Globby `patterns` parameter:
    		glob: "**/*.md",
    	 * Configures renderers that should be applied to found input files.
    	renderers: [
    			 * Name of the renderer.
    			 * Available:
    			 * visualstudiocode, vscode, vim
    			 * sublimetext, sublime
    			 * intellijidea, intellij
    			name: "vscode",
    			 * Options to pass to the renderer.
    			options: {
    				 * Output directory where to write rendered snippets.
    				outputDirectory: "vscode/snippets",
    				 * An optional map mapping input file paths from CWD to output file paths to
    				 * copy after render.
    				passthroughFileCopy: {
    					 * Will copy the `./` to `./vscode/snippets/`
    					"./": "./vscode/",
    				 * A map mapping input scopes to output scopes or a function receiving an
    				 * input scope and returning an output scope.
    				 * See default scope resolver in:
    				scopeResolver: {
    					 * Snippet featuring the `xml` scope will render with the `text.xml` scope
    					 * for this renderer.
    					xml: "text.xml"
    				// Only for VSCode renderer.
    				 * An optional path to a `package.json` file where to write the
    				 * `contributes.snippets` map of Visual Studio Code extensions.
    				packageJSON: "vscode/package.json",
    				// Only for IntelliJ renderer.
    				 * An optional path to a `plugin.xml` file where to write the `<extensions />`
    				 * default live templates of an IntelliJ IDEA plugin.
    				pluginXML: "intellij/src/main/resources/META-INF/plugin.xml",

    For more information about Schnipsel configuration, see src/types.ts.

    Snippet file format

    name: "Hello World"
    description: "Says hello to the world"
    scopes: ["typescript"] # Scope(s) of the snippet. Uses VS Code's by default.
    prefix: "helloWorld" # What triggers the snippet to be suggested
    A code block, everything inside will be the snippet content.
    Use `${1}` to define a tab stop.
    Use `${2:defaultValue}` to define a tab stop with a default value.
    export const hello${1:World} = (): void => {"Hello ${1:World}!");

    Recommended project structure

    See prismicio/prismic-snippets for an example project structure rendering and shipping snippets to multiple IDEs at once.

    To discover what's new on this package check out the changelog.


    Whether you're helping us fix bugs, improve the docs, or spread the word, we'd love to have you as part of the Prismic developer community!

    Asking a question: Open an issue explaining what you want to achieve / your question. A maintainer will get back to you shortly.

    Reporting a bug: Open an issue explaining your application's setup and the bug you're encountering.

    Suggesting an improvement: Open an issue explaining your improvement or feature so we can discuss and learn more.

    Submitting code changes: For small fixes, feel free to open a pull request with a description of your changes. For large changes, please first open an issue so we can discuss if and how the changes should be implemented.

    For more clarity on this project and its structure you can also check out the detailed document.


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