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Automation is great. Just put together a makefile to automate converting my Markdown-written manuscript into multiple EPUBs with all the fancy tweaks and adjustments that I was doing in Sigil.

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@monsterjavaguns So cool to still see people writing Makefiles in 2022 :) Does my crusty old #unix admin heart good :)

@feoh It still has a place in the toolkit! Of course looking at the actual makefile might make you vomit in your mouth a little. So much sed abuse!

@monsterjavaguns And that's ultimately why I don't use Makefiles. They're GREAT for simple tasks but beyond a certain level of complexity they are VERY difficult to reason about.

That said, IMO any tool you can use to make your workflow smoother or more efficient is a GOOD tool, so good on you :)

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