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NAME

       asciidoc - converts an AsciiDoc text file to HTML or DocBook

SYNOPSIS

       asciidoc [OPTIONS] FILE

DESCRIPTION

       The asciidoc(1) command translates the AsciiDoc text file FILE to DocBook or HTML. If FILE
       is - then the standard input is used.

OPTIONS

       -a, --attribute=ATTRIBUTE
           Define or delete document attribute.  ATTRIBUTE is formatted like NAME=VALUE.
           Command-line attributes take precedence over document and configuration file
           attributes. Alternate acceptable forms are NAME (the VALUE defaults to an empty
           string); NAME!  (delete the NAME attribute); NAME=VALUE@ (do not override document or
           configuration file attributes). Values containing spaces should be enclosed in
           double-quote characters. This option may be specified more than once. A special
           attribute named trace controls the output of diagnostic information.

       -b, --backend=BACKEND
           Backend output file format: docbook45, xhtml11, html4, html5, slidy, wordpress or
           latex (the latex backend is experimental). You can also use the backend alias names
           html (aliased to xhtml11) or docbook (aliased to docbook45). Defaults to html. The
           --backend option is also used to manage backend plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).

       -f, --conf-file=CONF_FILE
           Use configuration file CONF_FILE.Configuration files processed in command-line order
           (after implicit configuration files). This option may be specified more than once.

       --doctest
           Run Python doctests in asciidoc module.

       -d, --doctype=DOCTYPE
           Document type: article, manpage or book. The book document type is only supported by
           the docbook backend. Default document type is article.

       -c, --dump-conf
           Dump configuration to stdout.

       --filter=FILTER
           Specify the name of a filter to be loaded (used to load filters that are not
           auto-loaded). This option may be specified more than once. The --filter option is also
           used to manage filter plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).

       -h, --help [TOPIC]
           Print help TOPIC.  --help topics will print a list of help topics, --help syntax
           summarizes AsciiDoc syntax, --help manpage prints the AsciiDoc manpage.

       -e, --no-conf
           Exclude implicitly loaded configuration files except for those named like the input
           file (infile.conf and infile-backend.conf).

       -s, --no-header-footer
           Suppress document header and footer output.

       -o, --out-file=OUT_FILE
           Write output to file OUT_FILE. Defaults to the base name of input file with backend
           extension. If the input is stdin then the outfile defaults to stdout. If OUT_FILE is -
           then the standard output is used.

       -n, --section-numbers
           Auto-number HTML article section titles. Synonym for --attribute numbered.

       --safe
           Enable safe mode. Safe mode is disabled by default. AsciiDoc safe mode skips
           potentially dangerous scripted sections in AsciiDoc source files.

       --theme=THEME
           Specify a theme name. Synonym for --attribute theme=THEME. The --theme option is also
           used to manage theme plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).

       -v, --verbose
           Verbosely print processing information and configuration file checks to stderr.

       --version
           Print program version number.

PLUGIN COMMANDS

       The asciidoc(1) --filter, --backend and --theme options are used to install, remove and
       list AsciiDoc filter, backend and theme plugins. Syntax:

           asciidoc OPTION install ZIP_FILE [PLUGINS_DIR]
           asciidoc OPTION remove PLUGIN_NAME [PLUGINS_DIR]
           asciidoc OPTION list
           asciidoc OPTION build ZIP_FILE PLUGIN_SOURCE

       Where:

       OPTION
           asciidoc(1) --filter, --backend or --theme option specifying the type of plugin.

       PLUGIN_NAME
           A unique plugin name containing only alphanumeric or underscore characters.

       ZIP_FILE
           A Zip file containing plugin resources, the name must start with the plugin name e.g.
           my_filter-1.0.zip packages filter my_filter.

       PLUGINS_DIR
           The directory containing installed plugins. Each plugin is contained in its own
           separate subdirectory which has the same name as the plugin.  PLUGINS_DIR defaults to
           the $HOME/.asciidoc/filters (for filter plugins) or $HOME/.asciidoc/backends (for
           backend plugins) or $HOME/.asciidoc/themes (for theme plugins).

       PLUGIN_SOURCE
           The name of a directory containing the plugin source files or the name of a single
           source file.

       The plugin commands perform as follows:

       install
           Create a subdirectory in PLUGINS_DIR with the same name as the plugin then extract the
           ZIP_FILE into it.

       remove
           Delete the PLUGIN_NAME plugin subdirectory and all its contents from the PLUGINS_DIR.

       list
           List the names and locations of all installed filter or theme plugins (including
           standard plugins installed in the global configuration directory).

       build
           Create a plugin file named ZIP_FILE containing the files and subdirectories specified
           by PLUGIN_SOURCE. File and directory names starting with a period are skipped.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
           If the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable is set to a UNIX timestamp, then the
           {docdate}, {doctime}, {localdate}, and {localtime} attributes are computed in the UTC
           time zone, with any timestamps newer than SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH replaced by
           SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH. (This helps software using AsciiDoc to build reproducibly.)

EXAMPLES

       asciidoc asciidoc_file_name.txt
           Simply generate an html file from the asciidoc_file_name.txt that is in current
           directory using asciidoc.

       asciidoc -b html5 asciidoc_file_name.txt
           Use the -b switch to use one of the proposed backend or another one you installed on
           your computer.

       asciidoc -a data-uri -a icons -a toc -a max-width=55em article.txt
           Use the -a switch to set attributes from command-line. AsciiDoc generated its
           stand-alone HTML user guide containing embedded CSS, JavaScript and images from the
           AsciiDoc article template with this command.

       asciidoc -b html5 -d manpage asciidoc.1.txt
           Generating the asciidoc manpage using the html5 backend.

EXIT STATUS

       0
           Success

       1
           Failure (syntax or usage error; configuration error; document processing failure;
           unexpected error).

BUGS

       See the AsciiDoc distribution BUGS file.

AUTHOR

       AsciiDoc was originally written by Stuart Rackham. Many people have contributed to it.

RESOURCES

       SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/asciidoc/

       Main web site: http://asciidoc.org/

SEE ALSO

       a2x(1)

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2002-2011 Stuart Rackham. Free use of this software is granted under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

                                            07/18/2018                                ASCIIDOC(1)