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MARKDOWN(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation MARKDOWN(1)
 

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**_!
    * 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>
    <ul>
    <li>test</li>
    <li>Yup, test.</li>
    </ul>
If no file is specified, it will expect its input from STDIN:
    $ echo "A **simple** test" | markdown
    <p>A <strong>simple</strong> test</p>

version
Shows the full information for this version
shortversion
Shows only the version number
html4tags
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
    <hr />
    $ echo '---' | markdown --html4tags
    <hr>
    
help
Shows this documentation

Copyright 2004 John Gruber
Copyright 2008 Tomas Doran
The manpage was written by Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@debian.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 documentation.

Text::Markdown, <http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/>
2009-11-03 perl v5.28.1

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