How to install draftman
on Arch Linux

draftman snap

draftman

Spencer Seidel (jsseidel)

A plain-text draft management tool for novelists.

Draftman is a simple, plain-text document-management system for writers. This is the Linux GTK+ 3 version. I created Draftman for myself.

Most writing software focuses on the editor. Sometimes, this can be a problem. For example, I love the organizational and conversion features of Scrivener, but I don't like that it is designed from the ground up to use formatted text in the form of RTF files. I prefer to write in Markdown using editors of my own choosing

  • Editor agnostic. Write using an editor of your choice.
  • Plain text only. Keep yourself focused on the words and not the formatting.
  • Files are never deleted. Uses a trashcan system to move unwanted files away, but still keeps them available. Just in case.
  • Works with any cloud system (e.g. Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, SpiderOak Hive) that supports access to a folder on your file system (e.g. /home/foobar/Dropbox/MyWritingProjects/AmericanNovel).
  • 100% Free and Open Source
  • Corruption of Draftman projects is unlikely since everything is plain text. Fixing something that breaks is easy enough anyway.
  • Add, edit, rename, include, exclude files
  • Auto-refreshing word counts
  • Compiles project files into single text files
  • Easily work on your project outside of Draftman and see changes reflected the next time you open your project
  • Opens the last project worked on, so you can easily pick up where you left off
  • Chapter/Scene sequence numbering

Namegen (https://snapcraft.io/namegen) makes for a great companion app.

Details for draftman

License
Apache-2.0
Last updated
Yesterday

Install instructions for snaps on Arch Linux

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install draftman

To install draftman, simply use the following command:

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