This is the Help "file" for the Python Application whose main page is: Python Smart Clipboard
This is primarily done by modifying your snippets file or by specifying a particular snippet file in parameters.py. The GUI has a button for snippet file access which works if you are only using one file. The big idea here is that you have a file specially formatted to hold the name of the snippets and the snippet itself. This is called the snippet file. You can have multiple snippet files. To "activate" a file include it in parameters.py, see the entry:
# ----- snippets one of the following formats self.snippets_fn = "./snipsand/snippetts_1.txt" # for a single file
self.snippets_fn = [ "./snipsand/snippetts_1.txt", "./snipsand/snippetts_1.txt" ] # multiple snippet files
files are opened from the directory of the main application ( clipboard.py ) so you can use names with a path relative to that.
The snippets files are simply text files ( .txt ) that have a special format. There are three major components:
- Snippet Names
- Snippet content
So comments are just comments, no effect on the snippets but perhaps useful to the reader/author of the file. Currently the only lines that are comments start with # in column 1 ( line ).
Snippet names mark the beginning of the snippet and are used in the GUI to let the user pick a snippet. They are marked with ">>>>>" ( len = 5 ) followed by the name.
After the name the rest of the snippet. Currently there is no processing of these line, no blank line removal, no comments ( except # in "column 1" )
Snippets are normally sorted by the snippet name ( parameters.snippets_sort = True ) so name them to get a meaningful order, or make sure they are in the order you want and set the parameter to False.
For the proper format of you file see the sample file /snipsand/snippetts_examples.txt, and perhaps /snipsand/snippetts_test.txt with your download.
See clipboard.App._read_list_of_snippets_() for the code.