First-time user woes
dukeofperl at ml1.net
Fri Mar 4 16:49:03 EST 2011
On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, Waylan Limberg wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl at ml1.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, David Kendal wrote:
> >> On 4 Mar 2011, at 17:26, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl at ml1.net> wrote:
> >> > Should I be redirecting the output to a file, like:
> >> >
> >> > markdown --html4tags convert-this.txt > convert-this.html
> >> Yes.
> > Cool! Thanks. BTW, does it say as much in the Markdown site? Am I
> > blind in one eye, and can't see WAS out of the other? :)
> Markdown outputs to 'stdout', which implies that basic command line
> constructs will work. I imagine that if you're calling markdown from
> the command line, it is assumed you know and understand this. However,
> if the docs nowhere say markdown outputs to stdout, then that may be
> an oversight.
Maybe so ...
> On the other hand, markdown is generally considered a library first
> and a command line script second. In other words, it is primarily
> meant to be called from other code (cgi script, web framework, etc)
> and the command line feature is a helpful afterthought. That means
> documentation of the command line features may suffer a little. In my
> personal observation, this applies to all the various implementations,
> although some are better than others.
I didn't get the impression from the Markdown site that Markdown was
"generally considered a library". That's good to know! Thanks for the
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