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This is for those who want to get up & running quickly. Read on for complete details.

  1. Get and install the latest release of Python, available from

    Python 2.2 or later 1 is required; Python 2.2.2 or later is recommended.

  2. Use the latest Docutils code. Get the code from CVS or from the snapshot:

    See Releases & Snapshots below for details.

  3. Unpack the tarball in a temporary directory (not directly in Python's site-packages) and install with the standard

    python install

    See Installation below for details.

  4. Use a front-end tool from the "tools" subdirectory of the same directory as in step 3. For example:

    cd tools test.txt test.html

    See Usage below for details.

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