Tech Tip: Read Markdown files (aka github README.md)

Recently I downloaded an archive on github for using offline in my laptop. Major part of this last is composed by a single .md file which is an “openguide” to aws. Md file stay for Markdown file: just a murkup language that needs an interpreter to be well formatted viewed.

The solution? Install a local gitlab? Be calm! someone thought this solution for you giving this ways:

  • use atom editor (https://atom.io/) with preview (right click to file in the directory tree)

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This last is what I found really interesting because, in addiction to showing a render view of md file, it has the ability to export in HTML format. To enable view directly from url you must enable “Allow access url from file”.

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And this the result:

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enjoy!