burrow is a helper for building and managing a gopher hole.
Note: On systems without admin access the binary can be run directly from the
git repo, but will lack
man support and command completion.
See the Getting Started guide.
Install on Linux / MacOS
sudo make install
Install on BSD systems
- Installing bash-completion via either
pkg install bash-completionor via the
- Installing the GNU version of make via either
pkg install gmakeor the
- Rather than using
sudo make install, run
sudo gmake install.
- Install the GNU version of make via either
pkg_add gmakeor the port
- There is no bash-completion package or port in OpenBSD. However the source code can be found at https://github.com/scop/bash-completion
- Burrow appears to install and run without the presence of bash-completion. Exercise caution.
- As root (or via
sudo make uninstall # or gmake uninstall on BSD
burrow phlog # create new phlog post burrow gophermap # edit a gophermap burrow rss # generate a RSS feed of phlog entries burrow edit-config # open your config file for editing burrow update-git # pull latest git repo for gopher dir, if exists
edit-configwill open your burrow configuration file for easy editing.
phlogwill prompt for the title of a new post, then open it in your default
gophermapwill open a gophermap file for editing. This will remove any
type iformatting and allow comments to be added in natural text. You will still need to create links in the proper gophermap formatting.
rsswill automatically generate an RSS feed of your most recent phlog entries and output it to the root of your gopher directory. This can be automatically generated by using the config option
update-gitwill silently attempt to update a git repository at the location of your gopher hole. It is appropriate for use by a cron job.
man burrow or
burrow -h for more information.
The following locations are available for configuration:
These files are processed in the order listed. Variables defined in multiple locations will use the last assigned value.
The following options are available (defaults shown):
config_dir_gopher="$HOME/gopher" # local path to gopher site config_gopher_server="sdf.org" # server of gopher host config_gopher_port="70" # port of gopher host config_gopher_root="/users/username/" # path on gopher host to gopher site config_dir_phlog="phlog" # relative path to phlog config_phlog_gophermap=true # phlogs use gophermap format by default config_phlog_usedate=true # use a date-stamp on phlog posts config_git_commit=false # automatically commit changes if git repo config_git_push=false # automatically push changes if git repo config_autoindent=true # automatically reformat gophermaps with leading "i" # types and parse links at the end of file config_file_rss="rss.xml" # filename of RSS feed config_gopher_name="My Gopher Hole" # used in RSS feed output config_gopher_desc="Description" # used in RSS feed output config_rss_num_entries="10" # number of entries to inclued in RSS feed config_phlog_autorss=false # automatically generate RSS feed
Note: This file is a valid Bash script and will be sourced upon load.
There is another burrow project created by sloumdrone. His burrow project is a GUI gopher client. Please check it out!
There is also another project called "Burrow the Burrows" which can be found on gopher at:
gopher://kalos.mine.nu/1/burrow/index.gph. It aims to construct and maintain a graph of the whole Gopherspace.
There is another static site generator for gopher written in Haskell by @hyperrealgopher. It has similar features to my burrow.
Armen now has a gemini & spartan server named burrow.
Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.