Best way to automatically number sections

David Sanson dsanson at
Thu Oct 27 10:29:19 EDT 2011

Pandoc has a `--number-sections` flag that enables automatic section
numbering in various output formats. If you are using TextMate and the
[Pandoc.tmbundle], you can use the bundle editor to add that flag to
the conversion commands.

But if you are looking to automatically add numbering to the markdown
source itself, e.g., transforming

# this

## this


# 1. this

## 1.1. this

then I don't know of any easy way to do that.



On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:14 AM, Andromac <andromac at> wrote:

> Hi list


> Would anyone suggest the most simple approach to automatically number sections and sub-sections ?


> I usually use more than one tool to edit my Markdown files, including Byword, Textmate, etc.


> Thanks in advance

> Christian Trotobas

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David Sanson
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