Created: 2008-04-03 09:23
Updated: 2018-03-28 17:32
License: gpl-2.0

Paper Trail

Paper Trail is a single-user publishing tool for book reviews. It's written in Ruby on Rails; content should be formatted using Markdown. Paper Trail is written by Benedict Eastaugh and licensed under the GPL.


Like all Rails applications, Paper Trail needs a database.yml file with the relevant configuration details to be added to the config directory. In addition to this, an environment-specific configuration file named papertrail.yml can be added to the config directory to add some simple customisations to the application. Here's a sample configuration block for a development environment.

  title: Books on Extralogical
  author: Benedict Eastaugh
  blurb: |
          This piece of text will be formatted with Markdown and displayed
          at the bottom of every page on the site.
  perform_authentication: true
  isbndb_api_key: ABCDEFGH


Paper Trail is free software, released under the GNU General Public License Version 2. Please refer to the LICENSE file that should have been distributed with this software for details. If you have not received a copy of the license, you can get a copy from the Free Software Foundation.

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