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Markdown Viewer

Open Markdown files in your terminal and run commands.
Warp can display Markdown files directly in a split pane, in addition to opening them in an external editor. Any local file with the .md or .markdown extension is treated as a Markdown file. Remote files are currently not supported.
There are three ways to view a Markdown file in Warp:
For any link to a Markdown file within a block, you can open the file in Warp by CMD-clicking on the link, from the link tooltip, or from the right-click context menu on the link.
Clicking a Markdown file link in the output of ls to open it in Warp
Opening a Markdown file in Warp using the link tooltip

Markdown-viewing commands

If you run a Markdown-viewing command like cat, Warp will show a banner with a button to open the Markdown file.
The following commands are considered Markdown viewers:
  • cat
  • glow
  • less

Opening a Markdown file from Finder

From Finder, you can open a Markdown file in Warp from the “Open With” menu that appears when right-clicking on the file.

Shell commands in Markdown files

Warp can run shell commands from Markdown code blocks in your active terminal session. Click the run icon (>_) to insert a command into the terminal input.
The shell command must be in a code block with three backticks (```) and not inline code in order for Warp to treat the code like a runnable command.
Markdown shell blocks also support keyboard navigation. There are two ways to enter the keyboard navigation mode:
  • Clicking on a shell block.
  • Pressing CMD-UP or CMD-DOWN.
Once a shell block is selected, press CMD_ENTER to insert it into the terminal input. You can also use UP, DOWN, CMD-UP, and CMD-DOWN to navigate between shell blocks. While the Markdown file is focused, press CMD-L to switch focus back to the terminal without inserting a command.
If the command contains any arguments using the curly brace {{param}} syntax, they will be treated as workflow arguments. Learn more about workflows.
Demo of running two commands from a Markdown file in Warp
Navigating between and running commands in a Markdown file
In addition, all shell and code blocks have a copy button to quickly copy the block’s text to the clipboard.
Code blocks without a set language, or one of the following languages, are treated as shell commands: sh, shell, bash, fish, zsh, warp-runnable-command.