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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Though not strictly being a viewer, I can recommend ReText here – which I'm using myself on Ubuntu, and am pretty satisfied. runs locally on Linux: Yes (also on Windows and Mac) normal program, not a ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Grip I have been using this for a year and it is my goto Markdown render-er. Here are its features: Markdown? Github Flavored Linux? Yes Normal? Yes It is a command line tool Offline? No There'...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Okular has a Markdown backend, which allows it to display Markdown-formated text. On Debian-based systems (like Ubuntu) you might have to install the okular-extra-backends package to use it. The nice ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Following is copy of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9331281/how-can-i-test-what-my-readme-md-file-will-look-like-before-committing-to-github#40696607 by Brian Burns Atom works nicely out of the ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

pandoc -s filename.md | lynx -stdin This doesn't meet the requirement of "... or anything else that requires usage of browser", but the browser runs in a terminal in text mode. https://pandoc.org/
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

What I generally do is run the markdown perl script and save the resulting html in a temporary file that can be browsed using Firefox. For example: Markdown.pl index.md > index.html
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I find Retext fine as is answered but I do have digged out a few MD editors for linux that are more or less better than the solution suggested. If more they have additional features, and less so they ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

There is also an amazing one here on GitHub appropriately named Glow... It's absolutely lightweight. You don't even need to leave the terminal. Works on Linux, Mac and Windows. Here's a simple ...
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Best open source or free text editor for Windows, not for developer usage, just solid text editing?

CudaText editor. It's FOSS. Regarding your wishes: that is open source: check can handle large files: check, just use option "ui_max_size_open" to change the limit and does not use Java or ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Remarkable Features: Live preview It's free. Extremely lightweight Export to HTML, PDF Download: https://remarkableapp.github.io/
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PDF reader which has a Next/Previous button for viewing multiple files in sequence

IrfanView with plugins installed reads .PDF and has exactly those buttons; loading is also very fast; you can zoom in and out with Ctrl+MWheel can also keep zoom and scroll position (available from ...
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What program can I use on Windows, which is similar to Linux crontab, fcrontab, and jobs can be added with text or json, etc. file?

That program is called at.exe on Windows, and it runs as a commandline app, inside the batch/MS-DOS shell. On Windows at.exe does the same things as cron on Unix, not as at on unix. The Wikipedia ...
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Simple CommonsMark viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

It appears that ghostwriter (obtainable via apt-get install ghostwriter) supports CommonMark in addition to Markdown. Though note that its development is stopped.
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What command line software should I use to render justified text to fit into a given rectangular box?

Sounds like a case for ImageMagick – which usually even ships with the standard repositories of most Linux distributions. Your requirement is e.g. detailed here: convert -size 300 -font Ubuntu -border ...
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What Linux application helps display frequently updating text or images on-scrreen?

I'd suggest to use tiling window manager. Left middle, and bottom, boxes are static content, so it could be anything. The top box with time is more challenging. Perhaps it would work well with HTML ...
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Best open source or free text editor for Windows, not for developer usage, just solid text editing?

You can use Notepad3 for that purpose. It's a very lightweigth Notepad clone that, while focused on being developer-oriented, it also has a simple and minimalist interface. Most developer features can ...
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Best open source or free text editor for Windows, not for developer usage, just solid text editing?

It's maybe a bit dated by now, but I have been using TextPad for many years now. One of the features they advertise is being able to edit "huge" files. It has all the useful features you'd ...
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Subtitle editor with words autocompletion

CudaText editor allows this, using two addons: lexer for subtitles. In the menu "Plugins / Addon Manager / Install" you will find lexer for SRT subtitles. plugin to auto-complete words from the ...
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Subtitle editor with words autocompletion

Not limited to subtitles, PhraseExpress is a text expander program for multiple platforms, including Windows and MacOS. There is a limited free version, although it's not particularly clear what ...
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Leaving hints online

The easiest way is to trust your students to self assess and include links marked for beginners & for intermediate in the single PFD. Otherwise you can have 3 pdfs one for each level of hints ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

abricotine Relevant Pros: preview your document directly in the text editor rather than in a side pane (could be a cons but I find it a pro). supports inline images Write in markdown and export ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

In Ubuntu 20.04, install from the bundled apt repos: sudo apt install ghostwriter Pros: bundled in official Ubuntu repos binary executable rather than a script Cons: on life support - not even bug ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Simple Note: is a note taking and its accepting MarkDown https://simplenote.com Boostnote: Another alternative and its what i am using. https://boostnote.io/ Both are Totally Free..
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

mdless I found this one quite handy. It is a ruby gem, that allows CLI viewing of Markdown files. if you are using Ubuntu: sudo apt install ruby sudo gem install mdless https://brettterpstra.com/...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

This question was asked in 2015. Meanwhile Visual Studio Code has become quite popular. It is available also on Linux. VS Code has good Markdown support built-in, and since 2017 or so it has a Preview-...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Brackets.io Brackets is an open-source free-of-cost text editor sponsored by Adobe. See Wikipedia. Live preview of HTML+CSS is built-in. Markdown Preview extension ➠ For live preview of Markdown, ...

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