markdown wiki for compiling documentation

Alan Hogan contact at
Sat Jan 9 12:15:33 EST 2016

GitHub wikis are not proper products on their own; rather, if you create a new repository, you can enable the wiki "feature" for that repository. (And the wiki itself will be made available as a git repository, naturally!)


> On Jan 6, 2016, at 1:06 PM, renato <renato.pontefice at> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> can you send me some link about GitHub?
> It sounds me in a right way, but I didn't find anything on the github
> web site.
> Renato
> Il giorno mar, 05/01/2016 alle 18.54 -0800, Alan Hogan ha scritto:
>> GitHub provides Markdown-powered wikis. (At least, configurably
>> Markdown-powered.)
>> As far as automated conversion into other formats, including .doc
>> (shudder!), take a look at the much-respected Pandoc project. 
>> Also, be warned: Github Flavored Markdown (GFM) differs from Gruber's
>> original Markdown in a number of ways (and even more so when [[wiki
>> syntax]] is added). You may want to let Github provide the HTML
>> output,
>> and pipe *that* into pandoc (modulo additional processing) for the
>> best
>> and most reliable results.
>> Best of luck with your project!
>> Alan Hogan
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