Jekyll: pandoc conversion

Using pandoc to convert material in other formats to Jekyll Markdown

If you have legacy materials in other formats, such as plain HTML files, Mediawiki, etc., you can use a utility called pandoc to help automate the converstion.

The pandoc utility can be installed for Windows, Mac and Linux:

Once you have pandoc available at a bash command line, scripts such as this one can be used to automate converting multiple files:

#!/usr/bin/env bash                                                             
# html2md: convert *.html from current directory to *.md                        

for f in *.html; do
  echo "Converting $f to $newfile"
  pandoc --from=html --to=markdown_github < $f > $newfile