• Released: March 20, 2016
• Tags: markdown

# Installing Python-Markdown¶

## The Easy Way¶

The easiest way to install Python-Markdown is simply to type one of the following commands from the command line as an Admin/Root user:

pip install markdown


or

easy_install markdown


That's it! You're ready to use Python-Markdown. Enjoy!

## Installing on Windows¶

Download the Windows installer (.exe) from PyPI

Double-click the file and follow the instructions.

If you prefer to manually install Python-Markdown in Windows, download the Zip file, unzip it, and on the command line in the directory you unzipped to, run the following command:

C://path/to/python.exe setup.py install


If you plan to use the provided command line script, you need to make sure your script directory is on your system path. On a typical Python install of Windows the Scripts directory is C:\PythonXX\Scripts\ (were "XX" is the Python version number, i.e., "27"). Adjust the path according to your system and add to your system path.

## Installing on *nix Systems¶

From the command line do the following (where 2.x is the version number):

wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/M/Markdown/Markdown-2.x.tar.gz
tar xvzf Markdown-2.x.tar.gz
cd markdown-2.x/
sudo python setup.py install


See PyPI for all available versions.

## Using the Git Repository¶

If you're the type that likes to live on the edge, you may want to keep up with the latest additions and bug fixes in the repository between releases. Python-Markdown is maintained in a Git repository on GitHub.com. To get a copy of Python-Markdown from the repository do the following from the command line:

git clone git://github.com/waylan/Python-Markdown.git python-markdown
cd python-markdown
python setup.py install


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