txt2html is a tool for converting text files to HTML.
Written as a exercise in writing a simple syntax parser.
The goal is to be simple and not to create set of syntax rules for
another markup language - just to take conventions commonly found in
.txt files and convert them to HTML.
Which has just resulted in a subset of Markdown anyway.
If you're looking for a good tool that does the same job, I'd recommend cmark (https://github.com/commonmark/cmark).
usage: txt2html [OPTIONS] FILE...
Convert content in txt files to html.
FILE... A list of 1 filepaths that point to files to be converted to HTML
-br Treat newlines within paragraphs as line breaks.
-v Print verbose logs during runtime
-h, --help Print this message
The following rules from Markdown are followed:
- Heading 1
- Heading 2
- Ordered lists
- Unordered lists (using `*` and `-`)
- Pre blocks (only indented blocks)
Building the tool is easy, just run `make`, or `make debug` debug to include debug symbols.
Doing it manually is easy too, there are no external dependencies, here's an example using GCC:
`gcc -o txt2html *.c`