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Gitblog says it in Markdown

Oct 05, 2009

Yesterday Markdown support was introduced in a new version of Gitblog. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format.

Simply give your post a file extension of .md, .mdown or .markdown and you’re done.

For example, have a look at this post from yesterday and compare it to it’s Markdown source: content/posts/2009/10-10k-comet-connections.md.

The Mardown Extra flavour is used, adding structures like tables and header id tags. There are also a few Gitblog specific things, most notably the support for code-blocks (syntax highlight). Language can be explicitly specified using a shebang:

#!language
actual code...

To get this feature, simply perform a git pull in your gitblog directory:

cd path/to/my/blog/gitblog
git pull