I use Markdown a lot. I use it right now, to compose this post 🙂 . It’s my go-to syntax for quick plain text files for notes and such. It’s what I use when I code something that outputs “formatted” text to terminal.
Recently, I wanted to take Markdown output from a script I wrote, and send a nicely formatted version of it by email.
cat foo.md | \ pandoc --from markdown --to html | \ textutil -convert rtf -stdin -stdout -format html | \ pbcopy -Prefer rtf