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FruitJS (pronounced Fruit Juice) is a simple yet powerful converter to turn markdown into HTML pages. It was created for the purpose of writing technical documentation and API information in Markdown, and then converting it to a live site. FruitJS is built on Node.js and can be used as an include or as a command line tool.

Getting Started

The simple steps to get started are install it via NPM, then use the command line tool to compile your pages to HTML.

npm install -g fruitjs
fruitjs manifest.json

Manifest File

The manifest file is used to tell the script which pieces should be compiled to HTML. It is a JSON file that should look something like this:

    "name"       : "Site Name",
    "pages"      : ["", "folder/page2.markdown"],
    "css"        : ["styles.css"],
    "less"       : ["otherstyles.less"],
    "js"         : ["Extra JS Code.js"],
    "images"     : ["example1.png", "example2.jpg"],
    "imageTitle" : "path/to/logo.jpg",
    "singlePage" : true,
    "tocLevel"   : 4

For more information, read the documentation for the manifest.


FruitJS is under MIT license, and is free to modify, use and distribute within the terms of that license. For full license, check out the LICENSE file.