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Espanso Text Expander

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I thrive of taking shortcuts, so expanding text is Espanso brings me great joy. I type :l7d and it gets replaced with dateadd(day, -7, current_date) and I think that’s awesome. Get started with:

  1. brew tap espanso/espanso
  2. brew install espanso
  3. xattr -d Applications/ (Otherwise MacOS will prevent you from opening the app due to faulty code signing)
  4. Add a trigger to code /Users/ntaylor/Library/Application Support/espanso/match/base.yml (example below)

That’s it — you’re ready to expand!

- trigger: ":l7d"
  replace: "dateadd(day, -7, current_date)"

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