Documentation generator for Markdown projects
# markdown-docs - Documentation generator for Markdown projects
markdown-docs is a documentation generator for projects using Markdown. The problem with having Markdown files spread around your project is that it is hard to get an overview of all your documentation. markdown-docs solves this by collecting all of your Markdown files into one browsable HTML hierarchy.
### Browsing docs with the embedded web server
Run the following to fire up a local web server with your documentation
cd your/project/path markdown-docs
Then point your browser to [http://localhost:5000/](http://localhost:5000/).
### Generating HTML output
cd your/project/path markdown-docs generate –output ~/docs
If you do not set –output a temporary directory will be created for you.
The easiest way is to install markdown-docs via pip
pip install markdown-docs
- Quick overview of all project Markdown files
- Adding [Table of contents](http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/toc.html)
- [Syntax highlighting](http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/code_hilite.html)
- Reads title from [metadata](http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/meta_data.html)
- Support for the [Markdown tables extension](http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/tables.html)
- No Internet connection needed
- markdown-docs comes with an embedded web server for serving static HTML locally
### Metadata details
markdown-docs is looking for Markdown meta data. Currently markdown-docs is only taking the Title meta data attribute in consideration. Meta data in Markdown looks like this
Title: Document title Date: 2013-04-25
This is where my Markdown really starts
Using meta data in markdown-docs is optional. If the Title tag is there, markdown-docs will show that document title instead of the file name on the index page.
### Syntax highlighting
markdown-docs supports syntax highlighting via the Markdown module. You can define the programming language by adding :::language as in this example
:::python print(‘This is highlighted as Python code’)
More details can be found in the [module docs](http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/code_hilite.html).
### Adding Table of contents
A table of contents will be automatically generated in the HTML output if markdown-docs finds a [TOC] tag anywhere in the Markdown.
# Table of contents
# My header
## My subheader
- First public release
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