- Why markdown-autodocs?
- Example Repo which uses all the markdown-autodocs feature
- Local usage without Github action
- Github Workflow Artifacts
- Used By
To make your repo more appealing and useful you need to provide example code snippets in your README.md. Manually copy and pasting each code snippet in their respective places in your README would be inefficient and time-consuming.
This problem can be solved using markdown-autodocs a GitHub Action that automatically generates & updates markdown content (like your README.md) from external or remote files. You need to add markers in your README.md that will tell markdown-autodocs where to insert the code snippet.
- Code block: Insert code snippet in your markdown file from external or remote files.
- JSON to HTML table: Insert HTML Table in your markdown file by converting JSON file contents to HTML table.
- Github Workflow Artifacts table: Insert the Github workflow artifacts table in your markdown file by getting the latest artifacts for a workflow run.
Get code from an external file or URL and insert it in your markdown.
src: The relative path to the code to pull in, or the
URLwhere the raw code lives
Get JSON contents from an external file and convert it into an HTML table and insert's it in your markdown.
src: The relative path to the JSON file to pull in.
Get the list of the latest artifacts generated from a workflow run. Generates a workflow artifacts table consists of artifacts download and workflow URL in an HTML table and inserts it in your markdown file.
Install markdown-autodocs CLI:
npm i -g markdown-autodocs
markdown-autodocs CLI usage:
dineshsonachalam@macbook ~ % markdown-autodocs --help Usage: markdown-autodocs [options] Options: -o, --outputFilePath <outputFilePaths...> Output file paths -c, --category <categories...> code-block, json-to-html-table, workflow-artifact-table -r, --repo <type> Repo name -b, --branch <type> Branch name -a, --accessToken <type> Github Access token -h, --help display help for command
- Code block
markdown-autodocs -c code-block -o ./README.md
- JSON to HTML table
markdown-autodocs -c json-to-html-table -o ./README.md
- Github workflow artifacts table
markdown-autodocs -c workflow-artifact-table -o ./README.md -r $REPO -b $BRANCH -a $ACCESSTOKEN
Add the following step at the end of your job, after other steps that might add or change files.
- name: Markdown autodocs - uses: email@example.com with: # Optional, defaults to author of the commit that triggered the run commit_author: Author <firstname.lastname@example.org> # Optional, defaults to "email@example.com" commit_user_email: firstname.lastname@example.org # Optional, but recommended # Defaults to "Apply automatic changes" commit_message: Apply automatic changes # Optional branch name where commit should be pushed to. # Defaults to the current branch. branch: feature-123 # Optional output file paths, defaults to '[./README.md]'. output_file_paths: '[./README.md]' # Categories to automatically sync or transform its contents in the markdown files. # Defaults to '[code-block,json-to-html-table,workflow-artifact-table]' categories: '[code-block,json-to-html-table,workflow-artifact-table]'
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