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Cat multiple document files to the terminal

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Cat multiple documents to the terminal. The continuation of CatMD


Document Compatability

Lightweight markup formats

  • Markdown (including CommonMark and GitHub-flavored Markdown)
  • reStructuredText
  • Emacs Org-Mode
  • Emacs Muse
  • Textile
  • txt2tags

HTML formats

  • (X)HTML 4
  • HTML5


  • EPUB version 2 or 3
  • FictionBook2

Documentation formats

  • Haddock markup

Roff formats

  • roff man

TeX formats

  • LaTeX

XML formats

  • DocBook version 4 or 5
  • JATS

Outline formats

  • OPML

Data formats

  • CSV tables

Word processor formats

  • Microsoft Word docx
  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice ODT

Interactive notebook formats

  • Jupyter notebook (ipynb)

Wiki markup formats

  • MediaWiki markup
  • DokuWiki markup
  • TikiWiki markup
  • TWiki markup
  • Jira wiki markup

Terminal rendering

Highlights the following:

  • Headers 1-6
  • Unordered and ordered lists
  • Block quotes
  • Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, inline code
  • Line Break (br)

Renders the following

  • Tables
  • Images (uses catimage for this so they can look a bit blurry...)

Higlights code blocks

  • Uses pygments for code syntax highlighting


For completed components, see the changelog (link below)

Feature Description Status Generate PySimpleGUI widgets -

Install With PIP

pip install catpandoc

Head to for more info



usage: [-h] [--width WIDTH] [--theme THEME] file


Take a look at test/ for an example of how to use catpandoc in your own project. Or take a look at the example below

import json
import pypandoc
from catpandoc import pandoc2ansi, processpandoc

output = json.loads(pypandoc.convert_file("", 'json'))
for block in output["blocks"]:
	pandoc = pandoc2ansi.Pandoc2Ansi(130, 5, (4, 0, 0))
	processpandoc.processBlock(block, pandoc)

Language information

Built for

This program has been written for Python 3 and has been tested with Python version 3.8.0

Install Python on Windows


choco install python


To install Python, go to and download the latest version.

Install Python on Linux


sudo apt install python3.8

How to run

With VSCode

  1. Open the .py file in vscode
  2. Ensure a python 3.8 interpreter is selected (Ctrl+Shift+P > Python:Select Interpreter > Python 3.8)
  3. Run by pressing Ctrl+F5 (if you are prompted to install any modules, accept)

From the Terminal



See the CHANGELOG for more information.



Using The Command Line

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right
  2. Copy the URL (link)
  3. Open the command line and change directory to where you wish to clone to
  4. Type 'git clone' followed by URL in step 2
$ git clone

More information can be found at

Using GitHub Desktop

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right
  2. Click open in desktop
  3. Choose the path for where you want and click Clone

More information can be found at

Download Zip File

  1. Download this GitHub repository
  2. Extract the zip archive
  3. Copy/ move to the desired location


MIT License Copyright (c) FredHappyface (See the LICENSE for more information.)



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