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consoul

Markdown in your console

Consoul

Consoul is a markdown renderer for the terminal. You might say it adds some soul to your console? I'm so sorry.

Usage

var consoul = require('consoul');
 
process.stdout.write(consoul.fromFileSync('./EXAMPLE.md'));
 
consoul.fromFile('./EXAMPLE.md', function (err, output) {
    process.stdout.write(output);
});
 
process.stdout.write(consoul.fromString('# Hello World!'));

Output:

Screenshot

Why?

We wanted to write markdown documentation for our grunt tasks. We wanted to be able to display that documentation when running grunt help. Whatevs.

How?

Consoul uses the marked Markdown parser. It overrides a few methods to render console appropriate stuff instead of HTML. It uses a (hacked!) version of highlight.js to do the syntax highlighting.

TODO

  • Formatting of GFM tables