wiki:WikiRestructuredText

reStructuredText Support in Trac

Trac supports using reStructuredText (RST) as an alternative to wiki markup in any context 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. "

If you want a file from your Subversion repository be displayed as reStructuredText in Trac's source browser, set text/x-rst as value for the Subversion property svn:mime-type. See this example.

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.

Install docutils using easy_install docutils. Do not use the package manager of your OS (e.g. apt-get install python-docutils), because Trac will not find docutils then.

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 directive trac:: to allow TracLinks from within RST text.
Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!rst
This is a reference to |a ticket|

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

This is a reference to #42

  • Trac allows an even easier way of creating TracLinks in RST, using the custom :trac: role.
Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!rst
This is a reference to ticket `#12`:trac:

To learn how to use Trac, see `TracGuide`:trac:
}}}

This is a reference to ticket #12

To learn how to use Trac, see TracGuide

For a complete example of all uses of the :trac: role, please see WikiRestructuredTextLinks.

Syntax highlighting in reStructuredText

There is a directive for doing TracSyntaxColoring in RST as well. The directive is called code-block

Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!rst

.. code-block:: python

   class Test:

       def TestFunction(self):
           pass

}}}
class Test:
    def TestFunction(self):
        pass

Note the need to indent the code at least one character after the .. code-block directive.

Wiki Macros in reStructuredText

For doing Wiki Macros in RST you use the same directive as for syntax highlighting i.e code-block.

Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!rst

.. code-block:: RecentChanges

   Trac,3

}}}

Or a more concise Wiki Macro like syntax is also available, using the :code-block: role:

Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!rst

:code-block:`RecentChanges:Trac,3`
}}}

Bigger RST Example

The example below should be mostly self-explanatory:

Wiki Markup Display
{{{
#!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`:trac:.

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

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

See also: WikiRestructuredTextLinks, WikiProcessors, WikiFormatting

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