Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for styling all forms of writing on the GitHub platform.
Those are markdown documents. The best way to view them is through the Github website. It formats them for you if you just click on the file while browsing the sources. Other than that, you might want to try 'Marked' on the app store. Grgcombs closed this on Nov 1, 2011. Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown but, in particular, text is not working for me. It used to work on the now deprecated live preview page, but not on preview of README.md file. It works on wikis. I didn't find any special syntax for strikethrough on the Markdown: Syntax page. Is it not possible? When you create a new repository though GitHub, select “Initialize this repository with a README” unless you plan to import an existing repository. Your README.md file is now available for editing in your brand-new repository. Your project’s name is at the top, followed by any description you chose to include when creating the repository.
What you will learn:
- How the Markdown format makes styled collaborative editing easy
- How Markdown differs from traditional formatting approaches
- How to use Markdown to format text
- How to leverage GitHub’s automatic Markdown rendering
- How to apply GitHub’s unique Markdown extensions
What is Markdown?
Markdown is a way to style text on the web. You control the display of the document; formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things we can do with Markdown. Mostly, Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters thrown in, like
You can use Markdown most places around GitHub:
- Comments in Issues and Pull Requests
- Files with the
For more information, see “Writing on GitHub” in the GitHub Help.
Here’s an overview of Markdown syntax that you can use anywhere on GitHub.com or in your own text files.
GitHub Flavored Markdown
GitHub.com uses its own version of the Markdown syntax that provides an additional set of useful features, many of which make it easier to work with content on GitHub.com.
Note that some features of GitHub Flavored Markdown are only available in the descriptions and comments of Issues and Pull Requests. These include @mentions as well as references to SHA-1 hashes, Issues, and Pull Requests. Task Lists are also available in Gist comments and in Gist Markdown files.
Here’s an example of how you can use syntax highlighting with GitHub Flavored Markdown:
You can also simply indent your code by four spaces:
Here’s an example of Python code without syntax highlighting:
If you include a task list in the first comment of an Issue, you will get a handy progress indicator in your issue list. It also works in Pull Requests!
You can create tables by assembling a list of words and dividing them with hyphens
- (for the first row), and then separating each column with a pipe
Github Md File To Pdf
|First Header||Second Header|
|Content from cell 1||Content from cell 2|
|Content in the first column||Content in the second column|
Any reference to a commit’s SHA-1 hash will be automatically converted into a link to that commit on GitHub.
Issue references within a repository
Any number that refers to an Issue or Pull Request will be automatically converted into a link.
@ symbol, followed by a username, will notify that person to come and view the comment. This is called an “@mention”, because you’re mentioning the individual. You can also @mention teams within an organization.
Automatic linking for URLs
Any URL (like
http://www.github.com/) will be automatically converted into a clickable link.
Github Md File Format
Any word wrapped with two tildes (like
~~this~~) will appear crossed out.
Github Md File Diff Colors
GitHub supports emoji!
To see a list of every image we support, check out the Emoji Cheat Sheet.
Github Md File Syntax
Last updated Jan 15, 2014