# Markdown This wiki's pages are written in [pandoc]'s extended form of [markdown]. If you're not familiar with markdown, you should start by looking at the [markdown "basics" page] and the [markdown syntax description]. Consult the [pandoc User's Guide] for information about pandoc's syntax for footnotes, tables, description lists, and other elements not present in standard markdown. [pandoc]: http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc [pandoc User's Guide]: http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/README.html [markdown]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown [markdown "basics" page]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics [markdown syntax description]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax Markdown is pretty intuitive, since it is based on email conventions. Here are some examples to get you started:
 *emphasized text* *emphasized text* **strong emphasis** **strong emphasis**  literal text  literal text \*escaped special characters\* \*escaped special characters\* [external link](http://google.com) [external link](http://google.com) ![folder](/img/icons/folder.png) ![folder](/img/icons/folder.png) Wikilink: [Front Page]() Wikilink: [Front Page]() H~2~O H~2~O 10^100^ 10^100^ ~~strikeout~~ ~~strikeout~~ $x = \frac{{ - b \pm \sqrt {b^2 - 4ac} }}{{2a}}$ $x = \frac{{ - b \pm \sqrt {b^2 - 4ac} }}{{2a}}$^[If this looks like code, it's because jsMath is not installed on your system. Contact your administrator to request it.] A simple footnote.^[Or is it so simple?] A simple footnote.^[Or is it so simple?] > an indented paragraph, > usually used for quotations  > an indented paragraph, > usually used for quotations  #!/bin/sh -e # code, indented four spaces echo "Hello world"  #!/bin/sh -e # code, indented four spaces echo "Hello world" * a bulleted list * second item - sublist - and more * back to main list 1. this item has an ordered 2. sublist a) you can also use letters b) another item  * a bulleted list * second item - sublist - and more * back to main list 1. this item has an ordered 2. sublist a) you can also use letters b) another item Fruit Quantity -------- ----------- apples 30,200 oranges 1,998 pears 42 Table: Our fruit inventory  Fruit Quantity -------- ----------- apples 30,200 oranges 1,998 pears 42 Table: Our fruit inventory
For headings, prefix a line with one or more # signs: one for a major heading, two for a subheading, three for a subsubheading. Be sure to leave space before and after the heading. # Markdown Text... ## Some examples... Text... ## Wiki links Links to other wiki pages are formed this way: [Page Name](). (Gitit converts markdown links with empty targets into wikilinks.) To link to a wiki page using something else as the link text: [something else](Page Name). Note that page names may contain spaces and some special characters. They need not be CamelCase. CamelCase words are *not* automatically converted to wiki links. Wiki pages may be organized into directories. So, if you have several pages on wine, you may wish to organize them like so: Wine/Pinot Noir Wine/Burgundy Wine/Cabernet Sauvignon Note that a wiki link [Burgundy]() that occurs inside the Wine directory will link to Wine/Burgundy, and not to Burgundy. To link to a top-level page called Burgundy, you'd have to use [Burgundy](/Burgundy). To link to a directory listing for a subdirectory, use a trailing slash: [Wine/]() will link to a listing of the Wine subdirectory.