Markup languages like Markdown, ReStructuredText, textile, txt2tags or mediawiki are perfectly suited for fast note taking. Type your notes with your favorite editor, chose your favorite markup language 1 and view them with Chromium, Chrome or Firefox 2.
All you need is the
pandoc-note script, the Pandoc format
converter, an editor of your choice and Chromium, Chrome or Firefox as live
previewer. If not available,
pandoc-note also works without
pandoc-note runs under Linux and Windows 3. The script operates in
four modes depending on it’s options:
Create a new note
- creates a new context-depended notes-plain-text-file with an YAML metadata header.
- detects the markup-language of the note file, converts to html, launches an editor and a live-previewer (Firefox, Chrome or Chromium).
- detects the markup-language of the note file, converts to html and launches a live-previewer (Firefox, Chrome or Chromium).
- renames the filename to be in sync with the document’s YAML metadata header.
The project is hosted on Github: getreu/pandoc-notetaking.
pandoc-note supports all
Pandoc's plain text input formats (see:
pandoc-note guesses the markup language from
the file extension of the text file. Currently
mediawiki are supported.
Unfortunately MacOsX ships with the
BSD sed tool which is not compatible
GNU sed. Workaround: run in