Micro & Fast static blog generator based on markdown

static, blog, generator, markdown, html
pip install rux==0.6.6



Micro & Fast static blog generator (markdown => html).

latest version: v0.6.6-Beta


  • Static: Markdown => HTML

  • Not tags, No categories, No feed generation, No ...

  • Minimal & Simple configuration

  • Ability to run in the background as a daemon

  • Ability to save posts in PDF for offline reading

  • Ability to build automatically once source updated


$ mkdir MyBlog
$ cd MyBlog
$ virtualenv venv
New python executable in venv/bin/python
Installing setuptools............done.
Installing pip...............done.
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install rux

Install troubles:



  1. Create a new directory and install rux:

    mkdir myblog && cd myblog
    virtualenv venv
    . venv/bin/activate
    pip install rux

    Deploy blog inside it:

    mkdir blog && cd blog
    rux deploy
  2. Edit generated configuration:

    vi config.toml
  3. Start rux daemon:

    rux start
  4. New a post:

    rux post
  5. Preview site in browser, default url:

Sample Post

Sample post:

Hello World
**Hello World**

A post is separated into head and body by ---.

Head includes title (required) and title picture (optional), body is in markdown.


To deploy a new blog in new-created directory:

rux deploy

To build site from source to htmls:

rux build

To create a new post:

rux post

To remove all htmls rux built:

rux clean

To start a HTTP server and watch source changes:

rux serve

When you save your writings, rux can detect the changes and start rebuilding.

To run rux's server and rebuilder in the background(so we can write blog with at most one shell session.):

rux start

To generate all posts to pdf:

rux pdf


You really should manage your theme in a standalone git repository, and use it as a submodule of your blog's submodule if your blog is under git versioning too.

For instance, add theme default a submodule of your blog's repo:

$ git submodule add git:// default

If you want to modify a theme created by someone else, just fork his(or her) repo, and then modify it.

But it's 100% ok to use themes not in the submodule way.

Theme list:

Common Issues

  1. Installation troubles on Ubuntu: cann't find Python.h, solution:

    sudo apt-get install python-dev
  2. How to generate PDF from my blog? You need to install wkhtmltopdf first:


BSD. Rux can be used, modified for any purpose.