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       ronn - convert markdown files to manpages


       ronn [format...] file...
       ronn -m|--man file...
       ronn -S|--server file...
       ronn --pipe file
       ronn < file


       Ronn  converts  textfiles to standard roff-formatted Unix manpages or HTML. ronn-format(7)
       is based on markdown(7) but includes additional rules and syntax geared  toward  authoring

       In  its  default mode, ronn converts one or more input files to HTML or roff output files.
       The --roff, --html, and --fragment options  dictate  which  output  files  are  generated.
       Multiple format arguments may be specified to generate multiple output files. Output files
       are named after and written to the same directory as input files.

       The --server and --man options change the output behavior from file generation to  serving
       dynamically generated HTML manpages or viewing file as with man(1).

       With no file arguments, ronn acts as simple filter. Ronn source text is read from standard
       input and roff output is written to  standard  output.  Use  the  --html,  --roff,  and/or
       --fragment options to select the output format.


       The ronn command expects input to be valid ronn-format(7) text. Source files are typically
       named name.section.ronn (e.g., example.1.ronn). The name and section should match the name
       and section defined in the file´s heading.

       When  building  roff  or HTML output files, destination filenames are determined by taking
       the basename of the input file and adding the appropriate file extension (or removing  the
       file  extension  in  the  case of roff output). For example, executing ronn example.1.ronn
       generates example.1 with roff output and example.1.html with HTML output.


       These options control whether output is written to file(s), standard output,  or  directly
       to a man pager.

       ○   -m,  --man:  Don´t generate files, display files as if man(1) were invoked on the roff
           output file. This simulates default man behavior by piping  the  roff  output  through
           groff(1) and the paging program specified by the MANPAGER environment variable.

       ○   -S, --server: Don´t generate files, start an HTTP server at http://localhost:1207/ and
           serve  dynamically  generated  HTML  for  the  set  of  input  files.  A  file   named
           example.2.ronn  is  served  as /example.2.html. There´s also an index page at the root
           with links to each file.

           The server respects the --style and  document  attribute  options  (--manual,  --date,
           etc.).  These  same  options  can  be  varied  at request time by giving them as query
           parameters: ?manual=FOO&style=dark,toc

           NOTE: The builtin server is designed to assist in the process of writing  and  styling
           manuals. It is in no way recommended as a general purpose web server.--port=port  When used with -S/--server, runs the server at the specified port instead
           of the default port 1207.

       ○   --pipe: Don´t generate files, write generated output to standard output. This  is  the
           default  behavior  when  ronn  source  text  is piped in on standard input and no file
           arguments are provided.

       ○   -o=directory, --output-dir=directory: Write generated files to the specified directory
           instead of the default location.

       Format  options  control  the  files  ronn generates, or the output format when the --pipe
       argument is specified. When no format options  are  given,  both  --roff  and  --html  are

       -r, --roff
              Generate roff output. This is the default behavior when no files are given and ronn
              source text is read from standard input.

       -5, --html
              Generate output in HTML format.

       -f, --fragment
              Generate output in HTML format but only the  document  fragment,  not  the  header,
              title, or footer.

       Document  attributes  displayed  in  the  header and footer areas of generated content are
       specified with these options. (These values may also be set via the ENVIRONMENT.)

              The name of the manual this man page belongs to; manual  is  prominently  displayed
              top-center in the header area.

              The  name  of the group, organization, or individual responsible for publishing the
              document; name is displayed in the bottom-left footer area.

              The document´s published date; date must be formatted YYYY-MM-DD and  is  displayed
              in  the bottom-center footer area. The file mtime is used when no date is given, or
              the current time when no file is available.

       HTML output can be customized through the use of CSS stylesheets:

              The list of CSS stylesheets to apply to the document. Multiple module arguments may
              be specified, but must be separated by commas or spaces.

              When  module is a simple word, search for files named module.css in all directories
              listed in the RONN_STYLE environment variable, and then search internal styles.

              When module includes a / character, use it as the full path to a stylesheet file.

              Internal styles are man (included  by  default),  toc,  and  80c.  See  STYLES  for
              descriptions of features added by each module.

       Miscellaneous options:

       -w, --warnings
              Show troff warnings on standard error when performing roff conversion. Warnings are
              most often the result of a bug in ronn´s HTML to roff conversion logic.

       -W     Disable troff warnings. Warnings are disabled by default. This option can  be  used
              to revert the effect of a previous -w argument.

       -v, --version
              Show ronn version and exit.


       When  generating  HTML  output,  ronn  hyperlinks  manual references (like grep(1), ls(1),
       markdown(7)) in source text based  on  reference  name  to  URL  mappings  defined  in  an
       index.txt  file.  Each  line  of  the  index  file describes a single reference link, with
       whitespace separating the reference´s id from its location. Blank lines are allowed; lines
       beginning with a # character are ignored:

           # manuals included in this project:
           whisky(1)    whisky.1.ronn
           tango(5)     tango.5.ronn

           # external manuals

           # other URLs for use with markdown reference links

       The  location  is  an  absolute  or relative URL that usually points at an HTML version of
       manpage. It´s possible to define references for things that aren´t manpages.

       All manuals in an individual directory share the references defined  in  that  directory´s
       index.txt  file. Index references may be used explicitly in Markdown reference style links
       using the syntax: [text][id], where text is the link text  and  id  is  a  reference  name
       defined in the index.


       The  --style  option  selects  a list of CSS stylesheets to include in the generated HTML.
       Styles are applied in the  order  defined,  so  each  can  use  the  cascade  to  override
       previously defined styles.

   Builtin Stylesheets
       These styles are included with the distribution:

       man    Basic  manpage  styles:  typography,  definition lists, indentation. This is always
              included regardless of --style argument. It is  however  possible  to  replace  the
              default  man  module  with a custom one by placing a man.css file on the RONN_STYLE

       print  Basic print stylesheet. The generated <style> tag includes a media=print attribute.

       toc    Enables the Table of Contents navigation. The TOC markup is included  in  generated
              HTML  by  default but hidden with an inline display:none style rule; the toc module
              turns it on and applies basic TOC styles.

       dark   Light text on a dark background.

       80c    Changes the display width to mimic the display of a classic 80 character  terminal.
              The default display width causes lines to wrap at a gratuitous 100 characters.

   Custom Stylesheets
       Writing  custom  stylesheets  is  straight-forward.  The  following  core  selectors allow
       targeting all generated elements:

       .mp    The  manual  page  container  element.  Present  on  full  documents  and  document

              Signifies  that  the  page was fully-generated by Ronn and contains a single manual
              page (.mp element).

              The three-item heading and footing elements both have this class.

       .man-head, .man-foot
              The heading and footing, respectively.

              The main <h1> element. Hidden by default unless the manual has no name  or  section

       See                 the                builtin                style                sources for examples.


       Build roff and HTML output files and view the roff manpage using man(1):

           $ ronn some-great-program.1.ronn
           roff: some-great-program.1
           html: some-great-program.1.html
           $ man ./some-great-program.1

       Build only the roff manpage for all .ronn files in the current directory:

           $ ronn --roff *.ronn
           roff: mv.1
           roff: ls.1
           roff: cd.1
           roff: sh.1

       Build only the HTML manpage for a few files and apply the dark and toc stylesheets:

           $ ronn --html --style=dark,toc mv.1.ronn ls.1.ronn
           html: mv.1.html
           html: ls.1.html

       Generate roff output on standard output and write to file:

           $ ronn <hello.1.ronn >hello.1

       View a ronn file in the same way as man(1) without building a roff file:

           $ ronn --man hello.1.ronn

       Serve HTML manpages at http://localhost:1207/ for all *.ronn files under a man/ directory:

           $ ronn --server man/*.ronn
           $ open http://localhost:1207/


              A default manual name to be displayed in the top-center header area.  The  --manual
              option takes precedence over this value.

              The default manual publishing group, organization, or individual to be displayed in
              the bottom-left footer area. The --organization option takes precedence  over  this

              The default manual date in YYYY-MM-DD format. Displayed in the bottom-center footer
              area. The --date option takes precedence over this value.

              A PATH-style list of directories to check for  stylesheets  given  to  the  --style
              option.  Directories  are  separated  by  a  :; blank entries are ignored. Use . to
              include the current working directory.

              The paging program used for man pages. This is  typically  set  to  something  like
              ´less -is´.

       PAGER  Used instead of MANPAGER when MANPAGER is not defined.


       Ronn is written in Ruby and depends on hpricot and rdiscount, extension libraries that are
       non-trivial to install on some systems. A more portable version of this program  would  be


       Ronn-NG  is  Copyright  (C) 2009 Ryan Tomayko and (C) 2018 Andrew


       groff(1), man(1), pandoc(1), manpages(5), markdown(7), roff(7), ronn-format(7)