markdown2pdf(1) converts markdown-formatted text to PDF, using


markdown2pdf [options] [input-file]...


markdown2pdf converts input-file (or text from standard input) from markdown-formatted plain text to PDF, using pandoc and pdflatex. If no output filename is specified (using the -o option), the name of the output file is derived from the input file; thus, for example, if the input file is hello.txt, the output file will be hello.pdf. If the input is read from STDIN and no output filename is specified, the output file will be named stdin.pdf. If multiple input files are specified, they will be concatenated before conversion, and the name of the output file will be derived from the first input file.

Input is assumed to be in the UTF-8 character encoding. If your local character encoding is not UTF-8, you should pipe input through iconv:

      iconv -t utf-8 input.txt | markdown2pdf

markdown2pdf assumes that the unicode, array, fancyvrb, graphicx, and ulem packages are in latex's search path. If these packages are not included in your latex setup, they can be obtained from <>.


-o FILE, --output=FILE
Write output to FILE.
Use strict markdown syntax, with no extensions or variants.
Use xelatex instead of pdflatex to create the PDF.
-N, --number-sections
Number section headings in LaTeX output. (Default is not to number them.)
Use FILE as a custom template for the generated document. Implies -s. See the section TEMPLATES in pandoc(1) for information about template syntax. Use pandoc -D latex to print the default LaTeX template.
-V KEY=VAL, --variable=KEY:VAL
Set the template variable KEY to the value VAL when rendering the document in standalone mode. This is only useful when the --template option is used to specify a custom template, since pandoc automatically sets the variables used in the default templates.
-H FILE, --include-in-header=FILE
Include (LaTeX) contents of FILE at the end of the header. Implies -s.
-B FILE, --include-before-body=FILE
Include (LaTeX) contents of FILE at the beginning of the document body.
-A FILE, --include-after-body=FILE
Include (LaTeX) contents of FILE at the end of the document body.
-C FILE, --custom-header=FILE
Use contents of FILE as the document header. Note: This option is deprecated. Users should transition to using --template instead.


John MacFarlane and Recai Oktas.