Starting Markdown Monster from the Command Line or Powershell

When you install Markdown Monster the installation folder is added to your current User path. To start Markdown Monster from the command line you can do:

markdownmonster readme.md

or simply:

mm readme.md

Multiple Files

Markdown Monster can also open multiple files by passing multiple filename parameters to the application:

mm readme.md todo.md changelog.md

Opening Folders

You can also open a folder in the FolderBrowser by specifying a folder name from the command line:

mm .
mm .\dev\MyPoject

You can combine both opening a file and folder in the FolderBrowser like this:

mm . readme.md
mm c:\temp c:\temp\SampleMarkdown.md

Path Support

Markdown Monster automatically figures out the current path and opens files referenced with relative paths as well as full paths.

All of the following work:

mm .\docs\Readme.md
mm ..\Config.md
mm c:\docs\Readme.md

Other Formats Supported

Markdown Monster also supports a ton of other file formats with Syntax Highlighting including:

csharp, html, css, javascript, typescript, xml, config, powershell, foxpro, yaml, dockerfile and many more.

For a complete list check the EditorExtensionMappings key in Tools -> Settings.

Configuration Commands

There are two additional commands that are used to clean up Markdown Monster's configuration settings.

mm reset

This command resets all of Markdown Monster's configuration settings in markdownmonster.json and removes all Addins installed. Use this option to reset MM if settings somehow have become corrupt.

Use with Care

Resetting all settings will remove all stored settings and preferences, so be careful with resetting if you've customized many settings explicitly. You can also reset configuration settings by simply renaming:

%appsettings%\Markdown Monster\markdownmonster.json

file after shutting down MM.

mm uninstall

This command removes all non-local settings that are made when installing Markdown Monster. This includes various registry entries.


© West Wind Technologies, 2018 • Updated: 12/28/17
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