.MD File extension

Markdown Documentation File

.MD File Extension - How to open .MD File? icon
DeveloperJohn Gruber
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

What is a .MD file?

An MD file is a text file created using one of several possible dialects of the Markdown language. It is saved in plain text format but includes inline text symbols that define how to format the text (e.g., bold, indentations, headers, table formatting). MD files are designed for authoring plain text documentation that can be easily converted to HTML.

More .MD File Extension Information

MD files are not only useful for HTML documentation systems, but also for source code version control. This is because the files can be compared against historical revisions in human-readable text (whereas a binary format cannot be easily compared). Projects created with GitHub, a popular online version control system, often use a file named README.md, which contains the readme for the project. John Gruber, the developer of Markdown, has created a Perl program for converting Markdown to HTML. The program, called "Markdown," is available at the Daring Fireball website. NOTE: Markdown files also used the .MARKDOWN extension.

How to open .MD files?

.MD can be using by 4 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux, Web).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
Mac
MacroMates TextMate
Apple TextEdit
MacVim
Daring Fireball Markdown
Windows
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
gVim
Daring Fireball Markdown
Linux
Vim
GNU Emacs
Daring Fireball Markdown
Web
GitHub
Updated at: 2018-11-13

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