[kramdown-users] CLI Suppress coderay line-numbering

Lou Quillio public at quillio.com
Tue Jun 5 05:04:50 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Thomas Leitner <t_leitner at gmx.at> wrote:
> On 2012-06-01 12:21 -0700 Lou Quillio wrote:
>> The kramdown CLI tool (v0.13.6) seems to default the
>> `--coderay-line-numbers` argument to inline, rather than nil, and
>> insists on a `table`, `list` or `inline` value.  Is this a bug, or am
>> I missing something?
> This is just the default setting and it makes sense that the default
> settings are the same regardless of the kind of invocation of kramdown.
> One thing which is a bug is that the documentation of the options on
> the CLI is wrong since you can't pass a Ruby Symbol type to the
> options handler but one has to use a String.
> Another thing which is not quite a bug but unfriendly behaviour is that
> setting a nil value can only be done by providing a whitespace string
> like ' ' to an option - I will fix this.
>> My specific interest is to do something like ...
>> $ kramdown <infile> --template <template file> --coderay-css style >
>> <outfile>
>> ... and get HTML output with inline (`style` attribute) syntax
>> highlighting but no generated line numbers.  Currently I use this
>> workaround:
>> $ kramdown <infile> --template <template file> --coderay-css style | \
>>   perl -p -e 's|<span class="no">.*?</span>\s||gm' > <outfile>
> You can use the following command line:
>    $ kramdown <infile> --coderay-css style --coderay-line-numbers ' ' --template <template>
>> Feature request:  The ability to specify, as a command line argument,
>> a default CodeRay syntax type for code blocks, to be applied to blocks
>> lacking a `:lang=` declaration.  In many cases (though not all), this
>> would allow markdown-text input to avoid embedded syntax declarations,
>> keeping the source a little cleaner.
> Noted on my TODO list. Will probably become some option like
> coderay-default-syntax.
> Cheers,
>  Thomas

Thank you, Thomas.  kramdown is especially well-designed, and the
supplied command line binary lets it reach far beyond Ruby deployment.
 Clearly best of breed, for years now, IMO.  Congratulations on a very
fine product.


Lou Quillio

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