Markdown cheatsheet

This is a list of frequently used markdown commands.
I’ll be updating this section on an ongoing basis.
I use the GitHub flavored markdown and the StackOverflow markdown for reference.

Headers

# H1
## H2
### H3
#### H4
##### H5
###### H6

H1

H2

H3

H4

H5
H6

Emphasis/Italics

*asterisks* or _underscore_
asterisks or underscore

Strong Emphasis/Bold

**asterisks** or __underscore__
asterisks or underscore

Combined Emphasis

**asterisks and _underscores_**
asterisks and underscores

Strikethrough

~~Scratch this.~~
Scratch this.


Line Breaks

1 newline => new line in the same paragraph
2 newlines => new paragraph altogether


Horizontal Rule

Three or more
– Hyphens
---
– Asterisks
***
– Underscores
___


BlockQuote

> This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let's keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can *put* **Markdown** into a blockquote.

This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let’s keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can put Markdown into a blockquote.


Tables

Colons can be used to align columns.

 
| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 | 

There must be at least 3 dashes separating each header cell.

Table1

You can also use inline Markdown.
The outer pipes (|) are optional, and you don’t need to make the raw Markdown line up prettily.

Markdown | Less | Pretty
--- | --- | ---
*Still* | `renders` | **nicely**
1 | 2 | 3

Table2


Code and Syntax Highlighting

Inline Code blocks

Inline `code` has `back-ticks around` it.

Inline code has back-ticks around it.

Fenced code blocks

```javascript
var s = "JavaScript syntax highlighting";
alert(s);
```
 
```python
s = "Python syntax highlighting"
print s
```
 
```
No language indicated, so no syntax highlighting. 
But let's throw in a tag.
```

fenced code syntax highlighting


Images

These can be shown in two ways
Inline style

![alt text](https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png "Logo Title Text 1")

InlineLogo

Reference style

![alt text][logo]

[logo]: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png "Logo Title Text 2"

alt text


Links

Inline link without title

[I'm an inline-style link](https://www.google.com)

I’m an inline-style link

Inline link with title

[I'm an inline-style link with title](https://www.google.com "Google's Homepage")

I’m an inline-style link with title

Reference style link type 1

[I'm a reference-style link][Arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]

[arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]: https://www.mozilla.org

I’m a reference-style link

Reference style link type 2

[You can use numbers for reference-style link definitions][1]

[1]: http://slashdot.org

You can use numbers for reference-style link definitions

Reference style link type 3

Or leave it empty and use the [link text itself].

[link text itself]: http://www.reddit.com

Or leave it empty and use the link text itself.


Lists

Unordered lists

* Unordered list can use asterisks
- Or minuses
+ Or pluses
  • Unordered list can use asterisks
  • Or minuses
  • Or pluses

Indentation

1. And another item.

⋅⋅⋅You can have properly indented paragraphs within list items.  
⋅⋅⋅Notice the blank line above, and the leading spaces (at least one, but we'll use three here to also align the raw Markdown).  
⋅⋅⋅To have a line break without a paragraph, you will need to use two trailing spaces.⋅⋅
⋅⋅⋅Note that this line is separate, but within the same paragraph.⋅⋅
⋅⋅⋅(This is contrary to the typical GFM line break behaviour, where trailing spaces are not required.)
  1. And another item.
    You can have properly indented paragraphs within list items.
    Notice the blank line above, and the leading spaces (at least one, but we’ll use three here to also align the raw Markdown).
    To have a line break without a paragraph, you will need to use two trailing spaces.
    Note that this line is separate, but within the same paragraph.
    (This is contrary to the typical GFM line break behaviour, where trailing spaces are not required.)

Ordered List

1. One
2. Two
3. Three
  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

Ordered list within unordered list

* Title
  1. One
  2. Two
  • Title
    1. One
    2. Two

Unordered list within Ordered list

1 Title
  * One
  * Two
  1. Title
    • One
    • Two

Sub-ordered list within ordered list

1. Title  
  1. one
  2. two
  1. Title
    1. one
    2. two
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