Newbie question - "-t" is working?

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steve

04 Jan, 2014 04:16 PM

Any help will be appreciated. I'm probably doing something wrong.

This works:
$ multimarkdown sample.txt > sample.html

This does not:
$ multimarkdown -t html sample.txt Cannot find file -t at /usr/bin/multimarkdown line 127.

And neither does this:
$ multimarkdown -t latex sample.txt Cannot find file -t at /usr/bin/multimarkdown line 127.

This is on linux:
$ uname -a Linux tardis_v5 3.10-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.10.5-1 (2013-08-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ multimarkdown -v This is MultiMarkdown, version 1.000034.
....

Thanks in advance,

Steve

  1. 1 Posted by steve on 04 Jan, 2014 04:18 PM

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    Sorry, the line returns were lost. Should be one before each "Cannot", before "Linux tardis", and before "This is".

    Steve

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by fletcher on 04 Jan, 2014 06:16 PM

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    I’m sorry you’re having trouble, but you’re not actually using MultiMarkdown.

    There is no MultiMarkdown version 1.0000034.

    Whatever package you have installed is not MultiMarkdown, and shouldn’t be calling itself that.

    The links for actual MultiMarkdown are:

    http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/

    https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-4/

    Can you tell me where you installed that from, so I can contact them to have them change the name?

    Thanks!

    F-

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  3. 3 Posted by steve on 04 Jan, 2014 06:35 PM

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    That's interesting. Here's the full, unedited version message:

    $ multimarkdown -v

    This is MultiMarkdown, version 1.000034.

    Copyright 2004 John Gruber

    Copyright 2006 Fletcher Penny

    Copyright 2008 Tomas Doran

    Parts contributed by several other people.http://fletcherpenney.net/MultiMarkdown/

    I followed the instructions on your site, I believe. The following are from my command history...

    git clone git://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-4.git

    cd MultiMarkdown-4/

    git submodule init

    git submodule update

    make

    make test-all | less

    cd ~

    (I added extra line returns to try to make this clearer than last time; apologies if it gets too spaced out.)

    Steve

  4. 4 Posted by steve on 04 Jan, 2014 06:39 PM

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    More investigation:

    $ ls -lrth /usr/bin/multimarkdown

    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.5K Jul 11 2011 /usr/bin/multimarkdown

    So this may be a previously-installed version...? I'll try removing it and re-installing.

    Steve

  5. 5 Posted by steve on 04 Jan, 2014 06:53 PM

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    Re-installation did the trick - it seems to work now. I do not remember installing the program back in 2011 but must have done so.

    Thanks for your time,

    Steve

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by fletcher on 04 Jan, 2014 07:06 PM

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    Glad it’s working. That looks to be Text::MultiMarkdown which is a perl module based on the original MultiMarkdown from years ago.

    There are a few small differences, but the new version is **much** better.

    F-

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  7. 7 Posted by steve on 04 Jan, 2014 07:13 PM

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    Good to hear. I'm looking forward to lots of cross-format documentation writing...

  8. fletcher closed this discussion on 06 Jan, 2014 03:12 AM.

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