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NAME

     markdown -- text to html conversion tool

SYNOPSIS

     markdown [-d] [-T] [-V] [-b url-base] [-C prefix] [-F bitmap] [-f flags]
              [-o file] [-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.

              As an example, the option -f nolinks,smarty tells markdown to
              not allow <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)

     -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.

     -o file  Write the generated html to file.

     -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

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