Push an Outline with Github Actions05 Nov 2021
I've never worked with Github Actions before, but when thinking about how to push an outline from Drummer to GitHub I thought I'd take a look.
Actions are in YAML files saved in a special directory
.github/workflowsin your repository. They can run when something happens in the repository (like a push or a pull request) or can be triggered externally (with an API call). The action starts a virtual machine, runs commands, then shuts down.
Fetching an outline from Drummer and committing it to the repository was pretty easy...
name: fetch-opml on: [workflow_dispatch] jobs: fetch-opml: runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - uses: actions/checkout@v2 - shell: bash run: | git config --global user.name "GitHub Action" git config --global user.email "email@example.com" curl http://drummer.scripting.com/ScottHansonDE/papascott-de.opml -o papascott-de.opml git add papascott-de.opml git commit -m "Fetched at `date`" --allow-empty git push origin main
NB: This post was written in Markdown, not Drummer, since I don't know yet how to render code blocks from OPML. Still diggin'!