First, let me say - I love markdown. Truly love it. It's simple, it's elegant, it's sexy, it's everything I wish for in a markup language. If I could, I'd propose to it :)
So far I've been using it in a very nice and simple way, Vim + python-markdown = fast preview in my browser of choice.
But, it has one drawback ... the css sheet is hardcoded somewhere inside the plugin, and I can't change it. Note: I know zero python, or something very close to it.
Is there a markdown to -various formats- plugin that lets you specify a css page to use, so that I could have several and create several versions of the same document using the one I wish at that time?
It would go something like
markdown my-document-in.markdown css-sheet.css cool-looking-document.html
Using https://github.com/trentm/python-markdown2/ (specifically https://raw.github.com/trentm/python-markdown2/master/lib/markdown2.py), I wrote a small script which when called as
generator.py input.markdown styles.css pretty.html (assuming you saved it as generator.py) uses the python-markdown2 library to convert the markdown to HTML, embeds the css file in the top and writes it to pretty.html.
import markdown2 import os, sys output = """<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <style type="text/css"> """ cssin = open(sys.argv) output += cssin.read() output += """ </style> </head> <body> """ mkin = open(sys.argv) output += markdown2.markdown(mkin.read()) output += """</body> </html> """ outfile = open(sys.argv) outfile.write(output) outfile.close()`
Copy the linked file from github and the code above into a folder together and it should run fine. I've tested it locally and it works. Hope it can help you too.