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A List of Static Site Generators for Jamstack Sites

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mkws(1) adriangrigore/mkws (8)

fast, extensible, simple static site generator


mkws(1) is as simple as it gets when it comes to static site generators while staying very powerful, it uses pp(1) under the hood which leverages the power of the sh(1) command language interpreter.

One Language

Forget custom languages, custom templates, CSS preprocessing languages, write all your HTML templates, unpreprocessed CSS or any other templating needs in POSIX compliant sh(1). For small, simple websites, it's enough.

Blazing Fast

Blazing fast both in rendering and development speed. Because pp(1) uses sh(1) you already have a REPL in your terminal, that means you can test your commands there and just paste them in your templates. Also, your experience with the UNIX environment will translate. Rendering means just translating your templates to sh(1). code and running it.

Highly Extensible

Running on pp(1) templates, mkws(1) can use any UNIX utility inside its templates. You can use existing ones, or write your own. Also, you can modify the generator or extend it yourself, in fact it's recommended.

Minimal Dependencies

mkws(1)'s only dependencies are pp(1) and OpenBSD stat(1) both of which are included in the download archives as statically compiled portable binaries.

POSIX Compliant*

mkws(1) is POSIX compliant and highly portable.

* The only non portable component is OpenBSD stat(1) which comes bundled in the download archive statically compiled.

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