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RubyFlow The Ruby and Rails community linklog


The Ruby and Rails community linklog

Made a library? Written a blog post? Found a useful tutorial? Share it with the Ruby community here or just enjoy what everyone else has found!

DRY up your structured plain-text files with ERB

I had a huge Markdown file (used to generate a presentation) that had many repeated elements. It was getting hard to keep those repeated elements consistent. So I slapped a method to output the formatting I need in ERB tags directly within the file, threw an .erb extension on the file name, and used the “erb” command-line tool to render it. You can make managing your plain-text files easier, too, with the details in this blog post!

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