Descriptions of the Nondescript

Tools for the Writer

I got tired to installing the same tools over and over on each Linux box I work on and each time I build a new one. Finally I realized what I really needed was consistency and repeatability with all of the tools pegged at the versions that work for my workflow. DING! My brain finally matched the pattern. I needed a container for my tools.

So I wrote one using Docker. Check out the sample-work subfolder for an example. You can literally type make in that directory and the Docker magic (assuming you have Docker installed on your Linux box as the docker command) will just happen. Automagically, as they say.

The container is not minimal. But it does what I need and I don't care that it takes a few seconds to download.