retext - Man Page

Text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText


retext [options] [files...]


ReText is a simple editor for Markdown, reStructuredText and Textile with support for plugging other markups using the Python-Markups module.

ReText supports tabs, live text preview and syntax highlighting. Supported export formats: HTML, ODT, PDF. It is also possible to write custom export extensions.

It is written in Python using Qt libraries.


-h, ā€‰--help

Displays help on commandline options.


Displays help including Qt specific options.

-v, ā€‰--version

Displays version information.


Opens the files in preview mode (by default they are opened in edit mode).


Creates a new window even if there is an existing one.


This manual page was written by Dmitry Shachnev <>.


Feb 2021 ReText