AsciiDoc generates article, book and refentry DocBook documents (corresponding to the AsciiDoc article, book and manpage document types).

Most Linux distributions come with conversion tools (collectively called a toolchain) for converting DocBook files to presentation formats such as Postscript, HTML, PDF, EPUB, DVI, PostScript, LaTeX, roff (the native man page format), HTMLHelp, JavaHelp and text. There are also programs that allow you to view DocBook files directly, for example Yelp (the GNOME help viewer).

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