I run the following two commands on markdown files to get a nicely formatted PDF.
pandoc file.md -o file.html --css=markdown.css prince file.html file.pdf rm file.html
How would I automate this? I'd like to right-click a markdown file, navigate to services, and choose convert markdown to PDF.
I know I should use
Automator and I tried but couldn't link the right steps together. In my example above, file is the filename that needs to be the argument. I got as far as starting a new Automator service, choosing
Files & Folders, and
Get Selected Finder Items and got stuck there.
Update: Pandoc = http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/
Prince = http://www.princexml.com/
Update #2 for clarity
If I am in a folder with a markdown file named test.md, then the complete command line syntax would be:
pandoc --from=markdown --to=html test.md --css=~path/to/css/markdown.css -o test.html
(Note: I have been able to automate this as a service and have named it Markdown to HTML)
Here is that code:
for f in "$@" do /usr/local/bin/pandoc --from=markdown --to=html "$f" --css=/Users/fooo/Documents/Code/css/markdown.css -o "$f".html done
Now to convert that bit of html to PDF is something I am not able to link in. But the command line syntax for that would be:
prince test.html -o test.pdf