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A lightweight Markdown-based wiki system. Current status: abandoned.

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Markdoc

Markdoc is a lightweight Markdown-based wiki system. It’s been designed to allow you to create and manage wikis as quickly and easily as possible.

What is it good for?

Potential use cases for Markdoc include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Technical Documentation/Manuals
    Markdoc can be used to write and render hand-written guides and manuals for software. Such documentation will normally be separate from automatically-generated API documentation, and might give a higher-level view than API docs alone. It might be used for client documentation for web/desktop applications, or even developer documentation for frameworks.

  • Internal Project Wikis
    Markdoc wikis consist of a single plain-text file per page. By combining a wiki with a DVCS (such as Mercurial or Git), you can collaborate with several other people. Use the DVCS to track, share and merge changes with one another, and view the wiki’s history.

  • Static Site Generation
    Markdoc converts wikis into raw HTML files and media. This allows you to manage a blog, personal website or a collection of pages in a Markdoc wiki, perhaps with custom CSS styles, and publish the rendered HTML to a website. Markdoc need not be installed on the hosting site, since the resultant HTML is completely independent.

Cool Features

  • Set up Google Analytics tracking in one line of configuration.

  • Barebones wikis that just look like directories with Markdown-formatted text files in them.

  • A built-in HTTP server and WSGI application to serve up a compiled wiki with a single command.

  • Continuous builds (via rsync) mean the server can keep running whilst Markdoc re-compiles the wiki. Just refresh your browser to see the changes.

  • Add Pygments-powered syntax highlighting to your Markdoc wiki with a single configuration parameter.

  • Markdoc is public domain software. It will always be completely free to use, and you can redistribute it (in part or in whole) under any circumstances (open-source, proprietary or otherwise) with no attribution or encumberances.

Quickstart

Requirements

The minimum requirements to run the Markdoc utility are:

  • Python 2.4 or later (2.5+ highly recommended)
  • A UNIX (or at least POSIX-compliant) operating system
  • rsync -- installed out of the box with most modern OSes, including Mac OS X and Ubuntu. In the future Markdoc may include a pure-Python implementation.

Installation

$ easy_install Markdoc  # OR
$ pip install Markdoc

Making a Wiki

markdoc init my-wiki
cd my-wiki/
vim wiki/somefile.md
# ... write some documentation ...
markdoc build
markdoc serve
# .. open http://localhost:8008/ in a browser ...

(Un)license

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

For more information, please refer to http://unlicense.org/

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