Yesterday I posted my new workflow for writing with markdown for this blog. Today I’m adding a very nifty tool to that workflow, which enables me to post a finished draft directly from any text editor. Dterm is a cool, and free, OSX utility that allows you to call up a command line on any window and execute a command on either the foremost document, or selected documents if it’s a window with a document list. This works with the Finder as well. And, really, it’s a shell so you could enter any command. You simply type cmd-shift-enter and Dterm appears over the current window. Enter your command in the dialogue box, and stdout appears below.
To post this piece, I pull up dterm and enter