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asciidoc(1)                                                        asciidoc(1)




NAME

       asciidoc - converts an AsciiDoc text file to HTML or DocBook


SYNOPSIS

       asciidoc [OPTIONS] FILE


DESCRIPTION

       The asciidoc(1) command translates the AsciiDoc text file FILE to
       DocBook or HTML. If FILE is - then the standard input is used.


OPTIONS

       -a, --attribute=ATTRIBUTE
           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); NAME=VALUE@ (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.

       -b, --backend=BACKEND
           Backend output file format: docbook45, docbook5, 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).

       -f, --conf-file=CONF_FILE
           Use configuration file CONF_FILE.Configuration files processed in
           command-line order (after implicit configuration files). This
           option may be specified more than once.

       --doctest
           Run Python doctests in asciidoc module.

       -d, --doctype=DOCTYPE
           Document type: article, manpage or book. The book document type is
           only supported by the docbook backends. Default document type is
           article.

       -c, --dump-conf
           Dump configuration to stdout.

       --filter=FILTER
           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.  --help topics will print a list of help topics,
           --help syntax summarizes AsciiDoc syntax, --help manpage prints the
           AsciiDoc manpage.

       -e, --no-conf
           Exclude implicitly loaded configuration files except for those
           named like the input file (infile.conf and infile-backend.conf).

       -s, --no-header-footer
           Suppress document header and footer output.

       -o, --out-file=OUT_FILE
           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.

       -n, --section-numbers
           Auto-number HTML article section titles. Synonym for --attribute
           numbered.

       --safe
           Enable safe mode. Safe mode is disabled by default. AsciiDoc safe
           mode skips potentially dangerous scripted sections in AsciiDoc
           source files.

       --theme=THEME
           Specify a theme name. Synonym for --attribute theme=THEME. The
           --theme option is also used to manage theme plugins (see PLUGIN
           COMMANDS).

       -v, --verbose
           Verbosely print processing information and configuration file
           checks to stderr.

       --version
           Print program version number.


PLUGIN COMMANDS

       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

       Where:

       OPTION
           asciidoc(1) --filter, --backend or --theme option specifying the
           type of plugin.

       PLUGIN_NAME
           A unique plugin name containing only alphanumeric or underscore
           characters.

       ZIP_FILE
           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.

       PLUGINS_DIR
           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).

       PLUGIN_SOURCE
           The name of a directory containing the plugin source files or the
           name of a single source file.

       The plugin commands perform as follows:

       install
           Create a subdirectory in PLUGINS_DIR with the same name as the
           plugin then extract the ZIP_FILE into it.

       remove
           Delete the PLUGIN_NAME plugin subdirectory and all its contents
           from the PLUGINS_DIR.

       list
           List the names and locations of all installed filter or theme
           plugins (including standard plugins installed in the global
           configuration directory).

       build
           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.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
           If the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable is set to a UNIX
           timestamp, then the {docdate}, {doctime}, {localdate}, and
           {localtime} attributes are computed in the UTC time zone, with any
           timestamps newer than SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH replaced by
           SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH. (This helps software using AsciiDoc to build
           reproducibly.)


EXAMPLES

       asciidoc asciidoc_file_name.txt
           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
           Use the -a switch to set attributes from command-line. AsciiDoc
           generated its stand-alone HTML user guide containing embedded CSS,
           JavaScript and images from the AsciiDoc article template with this
           command.

       asciidoc -b html5 -d manpage asciidoc.1.txt
           Generating the asciidoc manpage using the html5 backend.


EXIT STATUS

       0
           Success

       1
           Failure (syntax or usage error; configuration error; document
           processing failure; unexpected error).


BUGS

       See the AsciiDoc distribution BUGS file.


AUTHOR

       AsciiDoc was originally written by Stuart Rackham. Many people have
       contributed to it.


RESOURCES

       GitHub: https://github.com/asciidoc/asciidoc-py3/

       Main web site: https://asciidoc.org/


SEE ALSO

       a2x(1)


COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2002-2013 Stuart Rackham.

       Copyright (C) 2013-2020 AsciiDoc Contributors.

       Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License version 2 (GPLv2).



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