markdown to html using a specified css


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
2/25/2012 8:55:22 PM

Using (specifically, I wrote a small script which when called as input.markdown styles.css pretty.html (assuming you saved it as 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">

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style type="text/css">

cssin = open(sys.argv[2])
output +=

output += """

mkin = open(sys.argv[1])
output += markdown2.markdown(

output += """</body>


outfile = open(sys.argv[3])

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.

2/27/2012 7:04:20 PM

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