ahab - An HTML Auto-Builder
A little while ago, I found myself wishing I had a simple, quick,
effective HTML templating tool, so that when something had to change
globally over an entire website, I wouldn't have to go in and change every
Well, I couldn't find any. So I wrote one.
If I may be permitted to praise myself for a moment, it is (truthfully)
the most helpful web publishing tool I've ever used. It is the backbone
of every website I implement (including this one right here), and
as such, has consistently proven itself invaluable.
It's called ahab, and now I'm offering it to the world.
When I first wrote ahab, I hastily scratched down some
preparation for this webpage, I hastily turned it all into HTML. This
documentation is passable, but not particularly impressive. If the need
arises, I'll redo it.
Currently, all I have to offer is the C source code (tared and
gzipped) which compiles on any
Unix system. If anyone wants to port it to other platforms, that would be
The current version of ahab is 0.98d. It's the version I've been
using for over six months with no problems.
ahab version 0.98d source code
I officially hereby give this program to the world. All I ask is that if
you use it, you let me
know, and tell
me if you find any bugs or anything.
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This page and the contents therein (except where otherwise attributed) are
(c) 1997, 1998, by Ben
That was in case any of you devious types were thinking of stealing all my cool stuff. So there.
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Enhanced, and here's why.
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