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mkd (software)

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mkd is a software application for extracting pre-encoded comments lines to generate software documentation according to the ISO/IEC standard.[1] mkd is an abbreviation of make documentation. mkd was originally known as mkdoc.[2]



mkd is compilable 'as is' for all UNIX or Linux systems (format of characters UTF-8) and has been used extensively with Red Hat on Personal computers, on SUN Sparc and HP-UX, up of the year 2000 in the ASCII format; The location of the directories was different from the current location (man, whatis, ...).

The Fedora and Red Hat RPM packages are distributed since 2015 by the maintainers of mkd.

For Debian and Ubuntu systems, mkd is provided and distributed as Ubuntu packages of launchpad[3]

mkd is, in principle, compatible with all Unix and Linux systems, except, sometimes, the location of the manuals and documentations directories.

mkd is also available for Microsoft Windows[4]




Downloads mkd Debian-Ubuntu on launchpad
Downloads all archives on the maintainers site ;
RPM sources and packages (Fedora, Red Hat, and so on).
Sources and distributions for Windows systems and its derivatives (Cygwin, Mingw).


  1. ^ ISO/IEC 26514:2008 (Organisation)
  2. ^ (1986-2001) Informatique - Centre d'Electronique et de Micro-électronique de Montpellier, Université Montpellier II, 34000 Montpellier France.
  3. ^ launchpad.net
  4. ^ Since September 2018, mkd Windows is on the site : https://eell.fr.