eno is very simple, in a few minutes you'll be ready to create any content you wish.

The Essentials

Comments (>)

Every line starting with > marks a comment line, in which any text may appear. The computer discards these lines when reading the file, so they are there for us to make notes and leave hints for others that might read the document.

> This is a comment!

Assigning values (:)

At its core eno lets us write down values, the simplest form being:

Current Temperature: Quite pleasant

With this we specify a pair of a name and a value, the name being "Current temperature" and the value being "Quite pleasant". In the majority of cases, the name (here "Current Temperature") will come from a template already, so as a user we usually just concern ourselves with editing the values and a friendly developer takes care of specifying the names for us. :)

Some other examples:

Last Name: Schneider
Profession: Freelance graphics artist

No value

If we don't want to specify a value, we just leave the right side empty:

More information:

Lists of values (-)

If we want to assign multpiple values to a name, it looks like this:

Shopping list:
- Bread
- Yoghurt
- Bananas (not too ripe)

An empty list looks like a regular empty value:

Shopping list:

Values that span multiple lines (--)

If we want to assign multiple lines to a name, we do it like this:

-- Long Description
The previous line marks a block, whose content starts with this line.

Until the line that marks the begin of the block appears a second time,
we can write any content we want, leave any number of lines empty ...

... and so on

With "--" we tell eno that we want to start a text block, and the text
right next to the two dashes on that same line again is the name (in this
case "Long Description") that provides a context to our block of text.

Heads up now - in the next line the block ends!
-- Long Description

Sections (#)

Now let's group values in a section:

# Contact data

Telephone: +43 699 104734953

This assigns all name-value pairs that follow after the begin of the section "Contact data" to that section. It is also possible to create any number of sub-sub-(and so on)-sections:

# Contact data

## Telephone numbers

### Anna

Landline: +43 1 0468648
Mobile: +43 699 104734953

### Uwe

Landline: +43 1 0468648
Mobile: +43 699 104734953complicated

And with this you already know everything you need to edit any .eno files you might encounter! To wrap things up, here's another small demonstration that combines all of the possibilities explained above:

# Profile

Name: John Doe
Hair color: brown/gray
- Fishing
- Horse-riding

-- Quote
I read the eno guide and everything made sense,
except this non-sensical example text here.
-- Quote

## Friends

False friends:

Close friends:
- Jane Doe
- Jean Doe

Casual acquaintances:
- John Dear