Learning Markdown


Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool. In other words “Markdown” is two things:

(1) a plain text formatting syntax

(2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

Starting with Markdown

Here I am using ubuntu.

so first install discount package by using following command

sudo apt-get install discount

after installing this write down a file in text editor. Here I am using vim.

so in terminal write vim filename.md

and go in insert mode by pressing i and write. Here is the source code of file in markdown written by me.



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This is a file explaining all basics functions of Markdown.

Now save this file and in terminal write

mkd2html filename.md

and then type ls

we will see a file named with filename.html. for example


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and the output of above file is



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2 thoughts on “Learning Markdown”

  1. Well written!

    A couple of suggestions though.
    1. If you refer to data from somewhere, credit them explicitly or via a link.
    2. The original Markdown parser was perl (that program was also called markdown, hence the confusion), but the tool that we use (discount) is a c program.

    Loved the post 🙂


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