Markdown as an OS X Service
gruber at fedora.net
Wed Mar 17 13:37:45 EST 2004
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From: Dave Walker <trapper at freeke.org>
Subject: Markdown as an OS X Service
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 08:49:39 -0500
I'm happy to report that it's possible with fairly minimal
effort to get Markdown.pl to function as a service
in OS X. This makes Markdown functionality available
inside of Cocoa text fields, which means that
everything from Safari to Mail to SubEthaEdit to
Stickies can benefit.
First download Gust's HumaneText service.
By default, it's configured to use PyTextile,
but the package also includes ATX.
Install it, then, using Terminal, navigate to
Copy Markdown.pl to this directory. Make it executable
with this command:
chmod 755 Markdown.pl
This is the directory that contains the text filters
used by the HumaneText service. The service
chooses which filter to invoke by means of
a simple symlink. Delete the existing symlink:
and recreate it, pointing to Markdown.pl
ln -s Markdown.pl filter
Tested under OS X 10.3.3.
(please CC any replies to me, as I'm not subscribed to
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