Installation

Markdown is commonly used in different websites, text editors, and applications, so most of the time we don't need to install a specific converter to use it because it is integrated into the tool that we are already using. However, in order to directly transform any Markdown document, we can use a Markdown converter.

In 5 easy steps, we can install Markdown and get it set up on your system.

Step 1 – Prerequisites

The official Markdown converter is a script written in Perl. This is the converter that we are going to use.

Before we use Markdown, we will need to check that we have all of the required elements listed here:

  • Perl 5.6.0 or later
  • The Markdown script

Step 2 – Downloading and installing Perl

Perl is a general-purpose programming language, ...

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