New lines inside paragraph in README.md

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When editing an issue and clicking Preview the following markdown source:

a
b
c

shows every letter on a new line.

However, it seems to me that pushing similar markdown source structure in README.md joins all the letters on one line.

I'd like the new lines preserved in the README.md in this project: https://github.com/zoran119/simple-read-only-test

Any idea how?

This question is tagged with github readme

~ Asked on 2014-07-04 13:40:52

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575

Interpreting newlines as <br /> used to be a feature of Github-flavored markdown, but the most recent help document no longer lists this feature.

Fortunately, you can do it manually. The easiest way is to ensure that each line ends with two spaces. So, change

a
b
c

into

a__
b__
c

(where _ is a blank space).

Or, you can add explicit <br /> tags.

a <br />
b <br />
c

~ Answered on 2014-07-04 14:05:17


19

You can use a backslash at the end of a line.
So this:

a\
b\
c

will then look like:

a
b
c

Notice that there is no backslash at the end of the last line (after the 'c' character).

~ Answered on 2019-12-17 12:13:10


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