Blagh - A Blogging engine for people who hate blogs

Blagh is a werc app that implements a blogging engine.

Some features include:

Possible alternative names: Blag, Blah, Bragg.


New pots can be created in at least two different ways: using the web interface (if you have logged in and your user or groups are in $conf_blog_editors) or from the command line using the script at bin/aux/bpst.rc. This script will, optionally, take a file as an argument using the -f switch. It will open that file in your $EDITOR or create a new temporary file if the -f switch is omitted. When you have finished editing the file, the script will call ispell (so you may want to install that as well) to check for spelling errors. Once that has completed a new directory structure will be created in your blog’s root directory as a hidden folder named after the current year (as detected by date). You can inspect this directory structure for continuity and mv it to unhide it when you are satisfied. You are encouraged to read the source of that very simple script, and you shall see that it is trivial to create new posts by simply using mkdir and echo.

Configuration options

This are options you can set in your _werc/config

conf_enable_blog [blog dirs]

Setup a blog in this dir. By default the blog contents will only include posts stored in this dir, if you pass any arguments the posts in the various dirs will be aggregated in this feed.


# This will setup a blog in this dir that includes only posts in this dir.

# This will create a blog that aggregates all the posts in all blog dirs in any users/ sub dir.
conf_enable_blog users/*/blog 

conf_blog_editors=(groups or users that will be allowed to make new blog posts)

This is optional and by default set to the ‘blog-editors’ group.


This option may be added using the patch linked bellow. It defaults to 7 which should only include the page heading and the first two paragraphs of each post on the main blogroll(?) page. This makes many assumptions that should be noted. It just removes everything from conf_max_lines_per_post to the end of the file. Traditionally, line 1 is the H1 title and line 2 is the line of = required to tell mardown of it’s importance. This then assumes that each paragraph is on a single line, which is not enforced by markdown. See it in action at

blagh-91a4597480a7-conf_max_lines_per_post.diff (1.2K) (20100114)

Author: J Thigpen (cdarwin)

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