Explain .tmplkeep #17

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jolheiser merged 1 commits from explain into main 2021-01-03 03:29:37 +00:00
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1. The simplest solution is to make a copy of your `registry.toml` (default: `~/.tmpl/registry.toml`).
* Once in the new location, you will need to use `tmpl restore`.
2. Alternatively, you can copy/paste the entire registry (default: `~/.tmpl`) and skip the restore step.
2. Alternatively, you can copy/paste the entire registry (default: `~/.tmpl`) and skip the restore step.
## `.tmplkeep`
Perhaps you are familiar with `.gitkeep` and its unofficial status in git. Git does not like empty directories, so usually
a `.gitkeep` (or just `.keep`) file is added to retain the directory while keeping it effectively empty.
tmpl instead uses `.tmplkeep` files for this purpose. The difference is, tmpl will **not** create the `.tmplkeep` file
when the template is executed. This allows you to set up directory structures (for staging, examples, etc.) that
will *actually* be empty after execution.

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md = md[strings.Index(md, "#"):]
// CLI is using real default instead of DefaultText
md = regexp.MustCompile(`[\/\w]+\.tmpl`).ReplaceAllString(md, "~/.tmpl")
md = regexp.MustCompile(`[\/\\:\w]+\.tmpl`).ReplaceAllString(md, "~/.tmpl")
if _, err := fi.WriteString(md); err != nil {
panic(err)