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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

Highlights code blocks

  • Uses pygments for code syntax highlighting


For completed components, see the changelog (link below)

Feature Description Status Generate PySimpleGUI widgets -



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)


A high-level overview of how the documentation is organized organized will help you know where to look for certain things:

  • The Technical Reference documents APIs and other aspects of the machinery. This documentation describes how to use the classes and functions at a lower level and assume that you have a good high-level understanding of the software.

Install With PIP

pip install catpandoc

Head to for more info

Language information

Built for

This program has been written for Python versions 3.8 - 3.11 and has been tested with both 3.8 and 3.11

Install Python on Windows


choco install python

Windows -

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

Install Python on Linux


sudo apt install python3.x


sudo dnf install python3.x

Install Python on MacOS


brew install python@3.x

MacOS -

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

How to run


  • Module py -3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File py -3.x [file] or ./[file]

Linux/ MacOS

  • Module python3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File python3.x [file] or ./[file]


This project uses to automate most of the building. This command generates the documentation, updates the requirements.txt and builds the library artefacts

Note the functionality provided by fhmake can be approximated by the following

handsdown  --cleanup -o documentation/reference
poetry export -f requirements.txt --output requirements.txt
poetry export -f requirements.txt --with dev --output requirements_optional.txt
poetry build

fhmake audit can be run to perform additional checks

Download Project


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

Community Files


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


See the Changelog for more information.

Code of Conduct

Online communities include people from many backgrounds. The Project contributors are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.


Contributions are welcome, please see the Contributing Guidelines for more information.


Thank you for improving the security of the project, please see the Security Policy for more information.


Thank you for using this project, I hope it is of use to you. Please be aware that those involved with the project often do so for fun along with other commitments (such as work, family, etc). Please see the Support Policy for more information.


The rationale acts as a guide to various processes regarding projects such as the versioning scheme and the programming styles used. Please see the Rationale for more information.



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