Getting started

Installation

Installation

gem install ronn

Usage

ronn foo.1.md        # creates foo.1.html
ronn -r foo.1.md     # creates foo.1 (--roff)
ronn -r -h foo.1.md  # builds --roff and --html
ronn -m foo.1.md     # view as manpage

Ronn is a Ruby gem.

Basic template

name(1) -- short, single-sentence description
=============================================

## SYNOPSIS

`name` [<optional>...] <flags>

## DESCRIPTION

A normal paragraph. This can span multiple lines and is terminated with two
or more line endings just like Markdown.

## OPTIONS

 * `-h`, `--help` :
   Displays the help screen.

 * `--version` : 
   Displays version information.

## EXAMPLES

Indent examples with 4 spaces.

    $ ls
    $ ls -la

## COPYRIGHT

**PROJECTNAME** is copyright (c) 2015, Rico Sta. Cruz. Released under the MIT
license.

## SEE ALSO

ronn-format(7), ronn(1)

Formatting tags

Inline

Bold

`code`
**strong**

Underline

<variable>
_emphasis_
*emphasis*

Linking

Manual references

sh(1)
markdown(7)

Sections

[STANDARDS][]
[SEE ALSO][]
[DIFFERENT TEXT][#SEE-ALSO]
[URL link](http://github.com/rstacruz)
<http://github.com>

Frequently-used sections

Sections

Other CLI options

Options

--pipe                       # write to stdout
--server, -S                 # serve in http://localhost:1207
--html, -5                   # default
--fragment, -f               # html without header/title/footer
--style=toc,80c              # toc (table of contents)
                             # 80c (use 80c instead of 100c)
                             # print (include print stylesheet)
                             # dark
--manual="MY MANUAL"         # shown on top-center
--organization="RONN 0.7.0"  # shown on bottom-left
--date="YYYY-MM-DD"          # shown on bottom-center

Sections

Section Description
1 General commands
2 System calls
3 C standard lib
4 Special files (/dev) and drivers
5 File formats
6 Games
7 Misc
8 System administration commands and procedures

See Man page sections (december.com).

Using with npm

npm scripts

Place manual files in man/xxx.1.md, then in package.json:

"scripts": {
  "prepublish": "npm run build-man",
  "build-man": "if which ronn; then ronn man/*.md --html --roff --style=toc,80c --organization=\"@rstacruz\"; fi"
},
"directories": {
  "man": "man"
}

marked-man

npm install -g marked-man
marked-man foo.1.md > foo.1

Differences

See marked-man.