Markdown.pl - Convert Markdown syntax to (X)HTML
This program is distributed as part of Perl's Text::Markdown module,
illustrating sample usage.
Markdown can be invoked on any file containing Markdown-syntax, and will produce
the corresponding (X)HTML on STDOUT:
$ cat file.txt
This is a *test*.
Absolutely _nothing_ to see here. _Just a **test**_!
* Yup, test.
$ Markdown.pl file.txt
<p>This is a <em>test</em>.</p>
<p>Absolutely <em>nothing</em> to see here. <em>Just a <strong>test</strong></em>!</p>
If no file is specified, it will expect its input from STDIN:
$ echo "A **simple** test" | markdown
<p>A <strong>simple</strong> test</p>
- Shows the full information for this version
- Shows only the version number
- Produce HTML 4-style tags instead of XHTML - XHTML requires elements that
do not wrap a block (i.e. the "hr" tag) to state they will not
be closed, by closing with "/>". HTML 4-style will plainly
output the tag as it comes:
$ echo '---' | markdown
$ echo '---' | markdown --html4tags
- Shows this documentation
Copyright 2004 John Gruber
Copyright 2008 Tomas Doran
The manpage was written by Gunnar Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> for its use in
Debian systems, but can be freely used elsewhere.
For full licensing information, please refer to Text::Markdown.pm's full