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🚢 A Docker image for using the Asciidoctor toolchain to process AsciiDoc content
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Asciidoctor Docker Container

The environment

This Docker image provides:

  • Asciidoctor 2.0.10

  • Asciidoctor Diagram 2.0.1 with Graphviz integration (supports plantuml and graphiz diagrams)

  • Asciidoctor PDF 1.5.0

  • Asciidoctor EPUB3 1.5.0.alpha.12

  • Asciidoctor Mathematical

  • Asciidoctor reveal.js 3.1.0

  • AsciiMath

  • Source highlighting using Rouge or CodeRay (Pygments not supported in the default Docker image as only Python 3 is available)

  • Asciidoctor Confluence

This image uses Alpine Linux 3.11 as base image.

How to use it

Just run:

docker run -it -v <your directory>:/documents/ asciidoctor/docker-asciidoctor

It will be directly mapped with /documents of the container.

Once started, you can use Asciidoctor commands to convert AsciiDoc files you created in the directory mentioned above. You can find several examples below.

  • To run Asciidoctor on a basic AsciiDoc file:

    asciidoctor sample.adoc
    asciidoctor-pdf sample.adoc
    asciidoctor-epub3 sample.adoc
  • To run AsciiDoc on an AsciiDoc file that contains diagrams:

    asciidoctor -r asciidoctor-diagram sample-with-diagram.adoc
    asciidoctor-pdf -r asciidoctor-diagram sample-with-diagram.adoc
    asciidoctor-epub3 -r asciidoctor-diagram sample-with-diagram.adoc
  • To use Asciidoctor Confluence:

    asciidoctor-confluence --host HOSTNAME --spaceKey SPACEKEY --title TITLE --username USER --password PASSWORD sample.adoc
  • To use Asciidoctor reveal.js with local downloaded reveal.js:

asciidoctor-revealjs sample-slides.adoc
asciidoctor-revealjs -r asciidoctor-diagram sample-slides.adoc
  • To use Asciidoctor reveal.js with online reveal.js:

asciidoctor-revealjs -a revealjsdir= sample-slides.adoc
asciidoctor-revealjs -a revealjsdir= -r asciidoctor-diagram sample-slides.adoc
  • Batch mode. You can use it in a "batch" mode

    docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/documents/ asciidoctor/docker-asciidoctor asciidoctor-pdf index.adoc

How to contribute / do it yourself ?


You need the following tools:

  • A bash compliant command line

  • GNU make

  • bats installed and in your bash PATH

  • Docker installed and in your path

How to build and test ?

  • "bats" is used as a test suite runner. Since the ability to build is one way of testing, it is included.

  • You just have to run the bats test suite, from the repository root:

    make test

Include test in your build pipeline or test manually

You can use bats directly to test the image, optional you can use a custome image name:

# If you want to use a custom name for the image, OPTIONAL
export DOCKER_IMAGE_NAME_TO_TEST=your-image-name
bats tests/*.bats
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