pdc

a pandoc wrapper for node

pdc

a pandoc wrapper for node.js

npm install pdc

This package requires pandoc to be installed. By default, the wrapper assumes pandoc to be in PATH. You can set your own, customized path to the executable by assigning an absolute path to pdc.path.

var pdc = require('pdc');
 
// optional, if pandoc is not in PATH 
var path = require('path');
pdc.path = path.resolve(process.env.HOME, '.cabal/bin/pandoc');
 
pdc('# Heading', 'markdown', 'html', function(errresult) {
  if (err)
    throw err;
 
  console.log(result);
});

This will print:

<h1 id="heading">Heading</h1>
pdc(src, from, to, [args,] [opts,] callback);
  • src is a string containing the entire source text, that shall be converted.
  • from is a string containing the type of the source text (e.g. 'markdown').
  • to is a string containing the type of the destination text (e.g. 'html').
  • args [optional] is an array with additional command line flags (e.g. [ '-v' ] for pandoc's version).
  • opts [optional] is an object with additional options for the process. See the Node.js docs.
  • callback is a function that is called after parsing. It takes two arguments (err, result), where err is an error or null and result is a string containing the converted text.
pdc.path = 'pandoc';
  • pdc.path is a string containing the name or absolute path to the executable. Defaults to 'pandoc'.
pdc.stream(from, to, [args,] [opts])

This is an alternative way to run pandoc. If you need a way to manipulate the streams, that's the way to go.

  • from is a string containing the type of the source text (e.g. 'markdown').
  • to is a string containing the type of the destination text (e.g. 'html').
  • args [optional] is an array with additional command line flags (e.g. [ '-v' ] for pandoc's version).
  • opts [optional] is an object with additional options for the process. See the Node.js docs.
  • Returns a ChildProcess, which allows you to use pandoc's stdin, stdout and stderr.

If you encounter any bugs or issues, feel free to open an issue at github.

I’d like to thank John MacFarlane for creating such a great tool -- It adds so many possibilities to Markdown -- and of course John Gruber for creating Markdown itself.

Copyright © 2012-2014 Paul Vorbach

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