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Minidown is a lightweight & fast markdown parser, with complete GFM support.
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Minidown is yet another markdown parser, with:

  • Complete GFM support.

  • Lightweight, no other dependencies.

  • Fast & easy to use.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'minidown'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install minidown

Basic usage

require 'minidown'

#=> "<p><em>hello</em></p>"

Custom your own handler

highlight_with_pygments = ->(lang, content) {
  Pygments.highlight(content, :lexer => lang)

Minidown.render source, code_block_handler: highlight_with_pygments

# if you don't like pass options every time
parser_with_highlight = code_block_handler: highlight_with_pygments
parser_with_highlight.render source

Command line

minidown > result.html
open result.html

looks nice!


Complete GFM(GitHub Flavored Markdown) support. include Basic markdown, Task list, Table, Code, Blockquote etc.. view details


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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