Etherbox Manual

An interview with etherbox:

Manual to the guide

A MAKE FILE is not a cms!
executable notebook
recipes for things that can be made f.ex. dump
make dump: each file of etherpad is saved in different formats

This page as a PDF: http://etherbox.local/home/pi/etherdump/toc.pdf

make file is executed every 5 minutes, overriding older versions.
using tool called 'pandoc' (uses Latex)
creates automatic index based on Markdown hierarchy
using existing tools to make a modular workflow that can be interfered with.

you can create new pages in 'name filter' box on http://etherbox.local/home/pi/etherdump/_index.html

using magic markup n.o. publish means the page will not be archived or included in generated pages. (will this page be non-published now? ah. yes! euh ... do we need 'noetherpad' markup?!)

etherpad is a stream of keystrokes, each annotated with timestamp and author

the local server is also a file server: click home, there is a folder books, where you can drag-and-drop your files in http://etherbox.local/home/pi/books/

Combining files/pads, making assemblages!

producing combined pdf of different files / publishing mode :-) --- super trooper!
Scrapbook PDF: http://etherbox.local/home/pi/etherdump/scrapbook.scrp.pdf
is the results of this pad: http://etherbox.local:9001/p/scrapbook.pdfsrcs
is also a way to bring pictures in!

So another way to think about the ToC is as a list of possible pads

You can contribute in different ways:

How/where to run commands?
The Makefile is not a pad, but it could be.
Might be good to make make-file more rigid

How to run the Makefile?
Terminal access through ssh is possible. It is a way to log into the pi and run the scripts.
user = pi, password=raspberry
$ ssh pi@etherbox.local $ make

to try this out yourself:

  1. create a pad
  2. wait 5 mins
  3. go to test.pdf
  4. check.
  5. If the result is not what you expect, in the home folder, there is cron.log.txt, for when something goes wrong
  6. http://etherbox.local/home/pi/cron.log.txt

Mind the convention to name Pandoc-PDF files: filename.p.pdf

The working makefile is here:

IF AN ERROR OCCUR, the LOG flie is here: