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How do I convert Markdown to RST?

Monday, January 1, 2024

Converting Markdown to reStructuredText (RST) can be necessary for documentation projects that require RST format. While Markdown and RST are both popular lightweight markup languages, they have different syntax and capabilities.

To convert Markdown to RST, you can use online converters or command-line tools like Pandoc. Here's a basic example of how you might convert a simple Markdown text to RST using Pandoc:

  1. Install Pandoc if it's not already installed.
  2. Use the following command to convert a file:
pandoc -s example.md -o example.rst

This command converts 'example.md', a Markdown file, into 'example.rst', an RST file. Remember, complex Markdown features might not translate perfectly to RST, so it's important to review the converted document.