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12 Sep, 2011 07:45 PM

A shell command like 'marked' which will read html or markdown from a pipe or a file and output it.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 12 Sep, 2011 07:52 PM

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    Output to Marked, or just output HTML? For the latter, you can just use the command-line version of MultiMarkdown…

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Brett on 13 Sep, 2011 12:39 AM

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    I think that a marked command that took piped input or a file parameter and opened the result in Marked could actually be really cool, now that I think about it. I'll look into it this week.

  3. 3 Posted by Kris on 13 Sep, 2011 12:48 AM

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    I'd be happy with a simple command line interface to opening a markdown file in Marked, a la the effect of running Marked, hitting ⌘O, and finding that file.

    What I'd ultimately like to achieve is a simple way to "watch" a markdown file with Marked from the command line. That would make it super easy to bind a key combo from within Sublime Text, Textmate, Emacs, Vim, etc. to watch the file you've just created and are hacking on.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 13 Sep, 2011 12:58 AM

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    That's pretty much what I'm thinking, with the additional ability to accept piped output so it can be chained with commands in other workflows. By the way, open -a Marked will work right now, too. I've used it in TextMate commands, Vim bindings and Sublime Build Systems. I'll be making all of those available soon (hopefully this week).

  5. 5 Posted by ioa on 13 Sep, 2011 06:01 AM

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    Indeed, and further there is no need to type all of that in every time. Most UNIX shells allow you to alias longer commands to shortcuts. Try typing in $ alias marked="open -a Marked" as a command, then $ marked to test.

    If you want to keep an alias around between sessions, add it to your .profile (create if it doesn't exist; each line should be seen as a command you type in which will be executed automatically whenever you start a Terminal session).

  6. 6 Posted by Kris on 13 Sep, 2011 11:24 AM

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    Well, then this marks the 1,000,000th time that I've forgotten about open -a. It's a tough pill to swallow because I must use open 10x/day. Thanks!

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Brett on 13 Sep, 2011 12:14 PM

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    I think we'll leave it at that for now, then :).

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