I found the answer by M. Geiger very helpful.
First, you need to have pandoc installed.
Let’s say you have this markdown file:
README.md. To generate table of contents for this file, first go to its directory, then run the following in your Terminal:
pandoc -s --toc README.md -o README-TOC.md
--tocmeans including an automatically generated table of contents in the ouput document.
You many also include
--toc-depth=NUMBER. NUMBER here can be anything from 1-6. The default is 3, which means level-1, 2, and 3 headings will be included in the table of contents.
For more information, consult Pandoc User’s Guide .
What if I don’t want level-1 heading to be included? #
Simply comment it out before generating the table of contents.
Last modified on 2021-06-08