I wanted to be able to copy a snippet of source code from my text editor, convert it into color-coded HTML, and paste that into my blog. I found some Windows programs for this but I'm a Linux user. So I wrote my own in Python.
code2blog is a pyGTK front-end to Lorenzo Bettini's excellent command-line utility GNU/Source-Highlight. The goal of this utility is easy conversion of source code into HTML. It supports multiple languages and output formats. You can specify tab size and line numbering.
GNU/Source Highlight supports more options than code2blog offers. I left php and php3 out of the language list because they didn't work on my system (missing language files).
code2blog uses two windows; Input and Output. Put your source in Input, get your markup from Output.
Let's say we're editing a program in our favorite text editor and have a snippet of code we want to blog. Copy the section to the clipboard, switch to code2blog and click Paste, Apply, Copy. Then go into your blog and paste it. For Blogger.com, use the Compose view, not the HTML view. Yes, I know that seems backwards.
The only way to ruin a file is if you don't understand the save option. This ONLY saves the output window, i.e. the converted output from GNU/Source Highlight. Please do not save using the name of one of your source files -- code2blog is not meant to be a text a editor.
My Linux box with a Gnome desktop already had Python + PyGTK. My distro uses YUM and I was able to install GNU/Source Highlight with:
$ su # yum install source-highlight
$ cd ~/bin $ wget http://code2blog.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/code2blog $ chmod +x code2blog
I'm including three other files for anyone that would like to modify code2blog:
I really should add a function to pick the proper source file type when loading files.
Lorenzo Bettini for GNU/Source Highlight. John Finlay and the pyGTK team for pyGTK which makes this kind of thing silly easy.