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Manual Reference Pages  -  MARKDOWN (1)

NAME

markdown - text to html conversion tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

markdown [-d] [-T] [-V] [-b url-base] [-C prefix] [-F bitmap] [-f flags] [-n] [-o file] [-S] [-s text] [-t text] [textfile]

DESCRIPTION

The markdown utility reads the markdown 7 -formatted textfile (or stdin if not specified,) compiles it, and writes the html output to stdout.

The options are as follows:
-b url-base
  Links in source beginning with / will be prefixed with url-base in the output.
-C When processing markdown extra-style footnotes, use the given prefix instead of the default of fn.
-d Instead of writing the html file, dump a parse tree to stdout.
-f flags
  Set or clear various translation flags. The flags are in a comma-delimited list, with an optional + (enable), - (disable), or no (disable) lprefix on each flag.
links Allow links.
image Allow images.
smarty Enable smartypants.
pants Enable smartypants.
html Allow raw html.
strict Disable superscript, strikethrough & relaxed emphasis.
ext Enable pseudo-protocols.
cdata Generate code for xml ![CDATA[...]].
superscript Enable superscript processing.
emphasis Emphasis happens everywhere.
tables Don’t process PHP Markdown Extra tables.
del Enable ~~strikethrough~~.
strikethrough Enable ~~strikethrough~~.
toc Enable table-of-contents processing.
1.0 Compatibility with MarkdownTest_1.0
autolink Make http://foo.com a link even without <>.
safelink Paranoid check for link protocol.
header Process pandoc-style header blocks.
tabstop Expand tabs to 4 spaces.
divquote Allow >%class% blocks.
alphalist Allow alphabetic lists.
definitionlist
  Allow definition lists.
footnote Allow markdown extra-style footnotes.
styles Extract <style> blocks from the output.

As an example, the option -f nolinks,smarty tells markdown to not allow lt;a tags, and to do smarty pants processing.
-F bitmap Set translation flags. Bitmap is a bit map of the various configuration options described in markdown(3) (the flag values are defined in mkdio.h)
-n Don’t write generated html.
-o file Write the generated html to file.
-S output <style> blocks.
-V Show the version# and compile-time configuration data.

If the version includes the string DEBUG, markdown was configured with memory allocation debugging.

If the version includes the string TAB, markdown was configured to use the specified tabstop.

-VV Show the version#, the compile-time configuration, and the run-time configuration.
-t text Use mkd_text(3) to format text instead of processing stdin with the markdown(3) function.
-T If run with the table-of-content flag on, dump the table of contents before the formatted text.
-s text Use the markdown(3) function to format text.

RETURN VALUES

The markdown utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

markdown(3), markdown(7), mkd-extensions(7).

AUTHOR


.An David Parsons (orc@pell.chi.il.us)
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