|MDP(1)||General Commands Manual||MDP(1)|
NAME¶mdp - A command-line based markdown presentation tool
SYNOPSIS¶mdp [OPTION]... [FILE]
DESCRIPTION¶mdp is a command-line program that allows you to make elegant presentations from markdown formatted FILEs.
It is as easy as write your presentation content in the text editor of your preference and launch the presentation from the command-line.
- The input file from which the presentation is read. If no file is specified, or if the file name is -, the presentation is read from standard input.
- -e, --expand
- Enable character entity expansion (e.g. '>' becomes '>').
- -f, --nofade
- Disable color fading in 256 color mode.
- -i, --invert
- Swap black and white color.
- -t, --notrans
- Disable transparency in transparent terminal.
- -d, --debug
- Enable debug messages on STDERR. Add multiple times to increases debug level.
- -h, --help
- Display usage message and exit.
- -v, --version
- Display version and license information.
- MDP_LIST_HEAD[1-3], MDP_LIST_OPEN[1-3]
- Controls the list characters of unordered lists.
The default is equivalent to:
MDP_LIST_OPEN1=' | '
MDP_LIST_OPEN2=' | '
MDP_LIST_OPEN3=' | '
MDP_LIST_HEAD1=' +- '
MDP_LIST_HEAD2=' +- '
MDP_LIST_HEAD3=' +- '
MARKDOWN FORMATTING¶For a complete list of supported markups, refer the sample presentation (sample.md) provided alongside mdp, or online available at https://github.com/visit1985/mdp.
Slides¶The input FILE is split into multiple slides by horizontal rules. Each consisting of at least 3 --- or *** characters on a single line. This line must be prefixed by an completely empty line. It can also contain spaces but no other characters.
If any slide is too large to fit into your current screen, an error message will be displayed at the moment the presentation is launched.
Block-by-Block Mode¶A single <br>, <BR> or ^ on an otherwise empty line signals mdp to stop output of the current slide (stop point) and wait for a key-press by the user.
This enables the user to display bullet points or list items one by one (line by line) or block by block.
Headers¶mdp supports header lines in the format of @[DESCRIPTION] [VALUE] The first two header lines are displayed as title and author in top and bottom bar.
Headers are only recognized at the top of the input FILE.
Line spanning markup¶Supported are headlines, code blocks, quotes and unordered lists.
In-line markup¶As well as bold text, underlined text and in-line code.
COLOR SUPPORT¶Most terminals are able to display 256 colors these days. But some of them enable only 16 colors by default. To enjoy mdp's full capabilities, these terminals need to be signaled to enable 256 color mode. This is usually done by setting the TERM environment variable.
- h, j, k, l, Arrow keys, Space, Enter, Backspace, Page Up, Page Down
- Display next/previous slide or continue after a stop point.
- g, Home
- Jump to first slide.
- G, End
- Jump to last slide.
- Jump to Nth slide.
- Reload the input FILE. This key is disabled if input was read from standard input.
- Exit mdp.
AUTHOR¶Written by Michael Goehler and others, see https://github.com/visit1985/mdp/blob/master/AUTHORS.
COPYRIGHT¶Copyright (C) 2018 Michael Goehler
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.