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An mkdocs plugin that injects snippets from a file in a git repository

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An mkdocs plugin that injects snippets from a file in a git repository.


Note: This package requires MkDocs version 0.17 or higher.

Install the package with pip:

pip install mkdocs-snippet-plugin

Enable the plugin in your mkdocs.yml:

    - snippet:
          base_path: docs

The base_path entry should point to the root of your documentation site, usually defaulted to docs.

How to use it

If you have a markdown file in a remote Git repostory, and you want to extract a sections from it, add the following to your documentation markdown in mkdocs:

{{ snippet('', '', '## Installation') }}

It will download the file you specify from the Git URL, extract the section you ask for (including its subsections) and inject that into your mkdocs file at render time.

If the remote file has references to images, those will also be downloaded and placed in a _gen folder in the mkdocs hierarchy. You will probably want to include **/gen_ in your .gitignore file so you don't put those into your git repository unless you want them there.

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