Setting up BBEdit for Markdown

Two advanced settings are needed to make BBEdit treat all new documents as Markdown format, and to save with the correct file extension. They are:

defaults write com.barebones.bbedit PreferredFilenameExtension_Markdown -string "markdown"
defaults write com.barebones.bbedit DefaultLanguageNameForNewDocuments Markdown

If you use TextWrangler, replace the “bbedit” in the above with “textwrangler”. But I’d recommend purchasing BBEdit instead.

Posted By Hilton Lipschitz · Aug 3, 2012 11:50 AM