For our current project, we have Markdown source files which aren't acting as project documentation (such as a README.md) but rather as the source of the project itself.

It would be very helpful if I could instruct Gitlab that these files are not to be rendered into HTML but displayed as raw source files. The source files are intended to be processed by pandoc, so a lot of the formatting gets clumsily misinterpreted by Gitlab.

Is there a setting to turn rendering off for specific files?

  • BTW, it'd be nice to have a tag for gitlab. Can someone with the rep create one?
    – Tim Clemons
    Mar 3, 2014 at 23:06
  • There is no tag for gitlab because it is a web app and questions regarding web apps belong on webapps.stackexchange.com Your question should be moved there shortly.
    – heavyd
    Mar 4, 2014 at 0:01
  • heavyd, GitLab can be run as a web app on GitLab Cloud but most people use it on-premises as installable software, so I think and hope a tag can be created. Mar 17, 2014 at 14:17
  • I've opened a bug report / feature request for this issue as I need the same feature myself. Please subscribe there for updates.
    – Caleb
    Mar 2, 2016 at 14:47

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There is no way to turn off rendering for specific files but every file does have the raw button to see it without markup.

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