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reStructuredText Support in Trac

Since 0.6, Trac supports using reStructuredText (RST) as an alternative to wiki markup in any context where WikiFormatting is used.

From the reStucturedText webpage:

"reStructuredText is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It is useful for in-line program documentation (such as Python docstrings), for quickly creating simple web pages, and for standalone documents. reStructuredText is designed for extensibility for specific application domains. "

Requirements

Note that to activate RST support in Trac, the python docutils package must be installed. If not already available on your operating system, you can download it at the RST Website.

More information on RST


Using RST in Trac

To specify that a block of text should be parsed using RST, use the rst processor.

TracLinks in reStructuredText

Trac provides a custom RST reference-directive 'trac' to allow TracLinks from within RST text.

Example:

{{{
#!rst
This is a reference to |a ticket|

.. |a ticket| trac:: #42
}}}

For a complete example of all uses of the trac-directive, please see WikiRestructuredTextLinks.

Example

The example below should be mostly self-explanatory:

{{{
#!rst
FooBar Header
=============
reStructuredText is **nice**. It has its own webpage_.

A table:

=====  =====  ======
   Inputs     Output
------------  ------
  A      B    A or B
=====  =====  ======
False  False  False
True   False  True
False  True   True
True   True   True
=====  =====  ======

RST TracLinks
-------------

See also ticket |#42|.

.. |#42| trac:: #42

.. _webpage: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
}}}

Results in:

FooBar Header
=============
reStructuredText is **nice**. It has its own webpage_.

A table:

=====  =====  ======
   Inputs     Output
------------  ------
  A      B    A or B
=====  =====  ======
False  False  False
True   False  True
False  True   True
True   True   True
=====  =====  ======

RST TracLinks
-------------

See also ticket |#42|.

.. |#42| trac:: #42

.. _webpage: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html

See also: WikiRestructuredTextLinks, WikiProcessors, WikiFormatting