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Geany markdown plugin

August 23, 2017 — BarryK

This is the icing on the cake! This is a brand-new Bashblog blog, a static site, just plain html pages. Posts are created in an editor, using markdown punctuation. The script builds the web pages.

What was missing is a markdown editor. I hunted online, found some that look nice, but are massive. These are some binary package sizes:

Abricotine 51MB
Haroopad 41MB

Finally, looking in the PPM, I discovered the Geany text editor has a markdown plugin. Here is the website:



What is really great is that there is a preview pane. You absolutely need that while learning markdown. I am using it now to create this post, and I can see the photo.

The plugin is not tiny, as it requires webkitgtk, but that's ok, compared with the alternatives.

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