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Markdown Code Packer

by motine ST3

include source code files unobtrusively in markdown notes (a Sublime Text 3 plugin)

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Source
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Markdown Code Packer

Packs code and files into markdown documents. This Sublime 3 plugin converts code blocks to compressed, single-line comments to improve visibility.

Motivation

For my personal note taking and note sharing, I often want to save all project code in my Markdown documents. But too many code blocks disrupt the reading flow and there is no way to extract all files. This plugin allows to pack and unpack code blocks/files in a document.

Examples:

  • show off a technical spike), but also keep the needed but boring config files
  • include a lengthy CSV table you want to send along for reference
  • archive a set of files as a starter template for a project
  • include a small asset in your note, so you don't have to keep it as an additional file
  • archive the contents of an external blog article without overloading your document

Up until now, I solved these use cases by creating a gist, put files in an assets/ folder or zip the whole document along with its files. This plugin removes the need for these.

before:

uncompressed code block

after:

packed content

Features

  • Markdown Code Packer: Pack: Pack selected code block(s)
  • Markdown Code Packer: Unpack: Unpack selected code block(s)
  • Markdown Code Packer: Extract Selection to Folder: Extract selected blocks to a folder (filename can include relative path)
  • Markdown Code Packer: Extract All to Folder: Extract all blocks in the document to a folder
  • Markdown Code Packer: Pack Folder: Insert all files of a folder into the document

You can also include binary files (e.g. images)

Pack/Unpack

Extract All to Folder

Pack Folder

Demo Documents

  • Test: Use for playing around - also includes an a binary file (image) to extract
  • My Mac Setup: Includes packed config files
  • Webpack: Includes mini-projects, make sure to select one and then extract it to a folder

Installation

  • With Package Control: Open the command palette and run the Package Control: Install Package command, find and install the Markdown Code Packer plugin.
  • Manually: Clone or download git repository into your packages folder (to find the folder run the command Preferences - Browse Packages).

If you are wondering what [[202003271748]] means: These are references to other notes (see Sublime ZK for more info).

Format

Unpacked format:

`optional_filename`:

```optional_type
// code

```

Packed format:

For packing I chose deflate and then base64 (see [assets/FormatChoice.md] for more info).

Contribute

Please create an issue if you find a bug or fix it and make a pull request. For direct contact, please find my email on tomrothe.de.

TODO

  • Use functools.partial (MarkdownCodePacker.py#L37)
  • use file_path variable from extract_variables
  • VSCode plugin?
  • Command line tool (with brew formula)?
  • remember/infer file type for fenced code blocks