Markdown

Being a plain-text luddite, this looks nifty: markdown [43folders].

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). Thus, “Markdown” is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

2 Responses to “Markdown”

  1. Ron
    April 7th, 2007 | 7:26 pm

    Yes but I want to know how to convert some files from html into plain text. I have deleted many downloads because I thought it was somebody being a prat in the past, when in fact the prat was me.DOH!

  2. April 8th, 2007 | 2:21 pm

    Ron… Most web browsers let you “save as…” to save a web page as plain text, which is one way to do it.

    If you want to do it “programmatically”, and you have Unix/Linux/OS X capability, then I’d recommend, eg, lynx or links, where you can do something like:

    lynx -dump http://gimbo.org.uk/ > gimbo.txt

    which would render a plain text version of the front page and write it to the file gimbo.txt.