Livedown2: Real-time Markdown Previews in Emacs


Originally based on shive/linedown.


Easily render markdown documents using the command line (CLI) based on the next generation markdown parser in javascript, with pluggable syntax Markdown it!

  • Follows the CommonMark spec + adds syntax extensions & sugar (URL autolinking, typographer).
  • Configurable syntax! You can add new rules and even replace existing ones.
  • High speed.
  • Safe by default.
  • Community-written plugins and other packages on npm.


View the Live Demo to try it out or check out the screen capture below.


$ npm i -g livedown2


Typing either livedown or livedown2 will work.

$ livedown



$ livedown -h

Specify port

$ livedown start --port 4242

Open preview in browser

$ livedown start --open

Open preview in a specific browser with arguments

This feature relies on specific CLI commands available for the browser of your choosing, e.g., --incognito for Google Chrome.

$ livedown start --open --browser "'google chrome' --incognito"


Installed Plugins

IDE Integrations

This package offers additional integrations for your favorite editors. Make sure to install the livedown2 package first, then follow the install instructions for each editor plugin.


Download Details:

Author: billyromano
Source Code: 
License: MIT

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Livedown2: Real-time Markdown Previews in Emacs
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