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.MDOWN File Extension

File TypeMarkdown File

DeveloperJohn Gruber
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CategoryDeveloper Files

What is an MDOWN file?

Text file written using the Markdown language, a textual markup language used for creating documentation; saves plain text as well as markups that specify how to stylize and format the text (i.e., indentations, italics, headers, etc.); often used for documenting source code for software development projects.

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Software development projects may include a file named README.mdown that contains the readme for the project.

NOTE: Markdown files more commonly use the .MARKDOWN and .MD extensions.

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Updated 9/25/2018

About MDOWN Files

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