grunt-html-md

Convert HTML files to Markdown

npm install grunt-html-md
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A Grunt plugin for html.md which converts HTML files to valid Markdown files.

Build Status

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0.

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-html-md --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-html-md');

md task

Run this task with the grunt md command.

Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.

Options

absolute

Type: Boolean Default: false

Parse all links and images with absolute URLS.

base

Type: String Default: file:// + current working directory

Resolve all relative links and images from this URL. This option is only applicable when the absolute option is enabled.

inline

Type: Boolean Default: false

Generate links using the inline style. For exampe; [html.md](http://neocotic.com/html.md).

longExt

Type: Boolean Default: false

Create Markdown files with the long file extension (i.e. .markdown).

Usage examples

md: {
  convert: {
    src: [ 'path/to/*.html' ],
    options: {
      output: 'path/to/dest'
    }
  },

  convertBase: {
    src: [
      'path/to/source.html',
      'path/to/more/*.html'
    ],
    options: {
      base: 'http://neocotic.com/html.md',
      output: 'path/to/dest',
      absolute: true
    }
  }
}

If no output option is specified then the Markdown file will be created in the same directory as the source file.

Windows

A lot of care has been put in to ensure html.md runs well on Windows. Unfortunately, one of the dependencies of the jsdom library, which we depend on to emulate a DOM within the node.js environment, does not build well on Windows systems since it's built using "native modules" that are compiled during installation. Contextify, the inherited dependency in question, is used to run <script> contents safely in a sandbox environment and is required to properly parse DOM objects into valid Markdown.

Fortunately, the author has documented some techniques to get it building on your Windows system in a Windows installation guide.

Bugs

If you have any problems with this plugin or would like to see the changes currently in development you can do so here;

https://github.com/neocotic/grunt-html-md/issues

Questions?

Take a look at code in tasks/md.js to get a better understanding of what is going on.

If that doesn't help, feel free to follow me on Twitter, @neocotic.

Also, if you want more information or examples of using the html.md library without Grunt, please visit the main project's homepage;

http://neocotic.com/html.md

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