How to I convery from asciidoc to Markdown format?

I have a bunch of asciidoc files in a folder. I have tried various tools like pandoc but they don’t have an option of converting from asciidoc to markdown.

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You’ll need to first convert asciidoc to XML format and then to Markdown. In other words,

asciidoc ---> XML ---> markdown

First, install asciidoc and pandoc:

brew install asciidoc pandoc

Next, convert asciidoc document to markdown

asciidoc -b docbook file.adoc

This will create file.xml in XML format.

If you want to convert all *.adoc in a folder to markdown, you can use the following loop to do the tric:

for i in *.adoc; do asciidoc -b docbook $i; done 

You can then use pandoc to convert the files to markdown format. For a single file, you would:

pandoc -f docbook -t markdown_strict file.xml -o file.md

To convert all files in the folder to markdown, use the loop again.

for i in *.xml; do pandoc -f docbook -t markdown_gfm $i -o $i.md; done

Clean up. If you don’t need asciidoc or pandoc anymore, you can clean them up:

brew uninstall asciidoc
brew uninstall pandoc  

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