pod2markdown(1) Convert POD text to Markdown


version 3.005


# parse STDIN, print to STDOUT
$ pod2markdown < POD_File > Markdown_File
# parse file, print to STDOUT
$ pod2markdown input.pod
# parse file, print to file
$ pod2markdown input.pod output.mkdn
# parse STDIN, print to file
$ pod2markdown - output.mkdn


This program uses Pod::Markdown to convert POD into Markdown sources.

UTF-8 is the default output encoding if no encoding options are specified (see ``OPTIONS'').

It accepts two optional arguments:

  • input pod file (defaults to "STDIN")
  • output markdown file (defaults to "STDOUT")


A list of characters to encode as HTML entities. Pass a regexp character class, or 1 to mean control chars, high-bit chars, and "<&>"'".

See ``html_encode_chars'' in Pod::Markdown for more information.

--match-encoding (-m)
Use the same "=encoding" as the input pod for the output file.
--output-encoding (-e)
Specify the encoding for the output file.
--utf8 (-u)
Alias for "-e UTF-8".



This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Randy Stauner.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.