eno is very simple, in a few minutes you'll be ready to create any content you wish.
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!
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 Website: www.example.com Profession: Freelance graphics artist
If we don't want to specify a value, we just leave the right side empty:
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:
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
Now let's group values in a section:
# Contact data Telephone: +43 699 104734953 Email: email@example.com
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 Age: Hobbies: - 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