Converts an asciidoc text file to html or docbook
asciidoc [OPTIONS] FILE
The asciidoc(1) command translates the AsciiDoc text file FILE to DocBook or HTML. If FILE is - then the standard input is used.
Define or delete document attribute. ATTRIBUTE is formatted like NAME=VALUE. Command-line attributes take precedence over document and configuration file attributes. Alternate acceptable forms are NAME (the VALUE defaults to an empty string); NAME! (delete the NAME attribute); [email protected] (do not override document or configuration file attributes). Values containing spaces should be enclosed in double-quote characters. This option may be specified more than once. A special attribute named trace controls the output of diagnostic information.
Backend output file format: docbook45, xhtml11, html4, html5, slidy, wordpress or latex (the latex backend is experimental). You can also use the backend alias names html (aliased to xhtml11) or docbook (aliased to docbook45). Defaults to html. The --backend option is also used to manage backend plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).
Use configuration file CONF_FILE.Configuration files processed in command-line order (after implicit configuration files). This option may be specified more than once.
Run Python doctests in asciidoc module.
Document type: article, manpage or book. The book document type is only supported by the docbook backend. Default document type is article.
Dump configuration to stdout.
Specify the name of a filter to be loaded (used to load filters that are not auto-loaded). This option may be specified more than once. The --filter option is also used to manage filter plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).
-h, --help [TOPIC]
Print help TOPIC. --helptopics will print a list of help topics, --helpsyntax summarizes AsciiDoc syntax, --helpmanpage prints the AsciiDoc manpage.
Exclude implicitly loaded configuration files except for those named like the input file (infile.conf and infile-backend.conf).
Suppress document header and footer output.
Write output to file OUT_FILE. Defaults to the base name of input file with backend extension. If the input is stdin then the outfile defaults to stdout. If OUT_FILE is - then the standard output is used.
Auto-number HTML article section titles. Synonym for --attribute numbered.
Enable safe mode. Safe mode is disabled by default. AsciiDoc safe mode skips potentially dangerous scripted sections in AsciiDoc source files.
Specify a theme name. Synonym for --attribute theme=THEME. The --theme option is also used to manage theme plugins (see PLUGIN COMMANDS).
Verbosely print processing information and configuration file checks to stderr.
Print program version number.
The asciidoc(1) --filter, --backend and --theme options are used to install, remove and list AsciiDoc filter, backend and theme plugins. Syntax:
asciidoc OPTION install ZIP_FILE [PLUGINS_DIR] asciidoc OPTION remove PLUGIN_NAME [PLUGINS_DIR] asciidoc OPTION list asciidoc OPTION build ZIP_FILE PLUGIN_SOURCE
asciidoc(1) --filter, --backend or --theme option specifying the type of plugin.
A unique plugin name containing only alphanumeric or underscore characters.
A Zip file containing plugin resources, the name must start with the plugin name e.g. my_filter-1.0.zip packages filter my_filter.
The directory containing installed plugins. Each plugin is contained in its own separate subdirectory which has the same name as the plugin. PLUGINS_DIR defaults to the $HOME/.asciidoc/filters (for filter plugins) or $HOME/.asciidoc/backends (for backend plugins) or $HOME/.asciidoc/themes (for theme plugins).
The name of a directory containing the plugin source files or the name of a single source file.
The plugin commands perform as follows:
Create a subdirectory in PLUGINS_DIR with the same name as the plugin then extract the ZIP_FILE into it.
Delete the PLUGIN_NAME plugin subdirectory and all its contents from the PLUGINS_DIR.
List the names and locations of all installed filter or theme plugins (including standard plugins installed in the global configuration directory).
Create a plugin file named ZIP_FILE containing the files and subdirectories specified by PLUGIN_SOURCE. File and directory names starting with a period are skipped.
Simply generate an html file from the asciidoc_file_name.txt that is in current directory using asciidoc.
asciidoc -b html5 asciidoc_file_name.txt
Use the -b switch to use one of the proposed backend or another one you installed on your computer.
asciidoc -a data-uri -a icons -a toc -a max-width=55em article.txt
asciidoc -b html5 -d manpage asciidoc.1.txt
Generating the asciidoc manpage using the html5 backend.
Failure (syntax or usage error; configuration error; document processing failure; unexpected error).
See the AsciiDoc distribution BUGS file.
AsciiDoc was originally written by Stuart Rackham. Many people have contributed to it.
Main web site: http://asciidoc.org/
Copyright (C) 2002-2011 Stuart Rackham. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).