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Please forgive my inability to grok technical instructions…

I have one root directory containing hundreds of markdown files under dozens of directories.

It just makes sense to my small mind that I pass that root directory path to hugo as the ‘source’ directory, and then it would generate html content with the markdown and serve it up html style in the browser with an index on the left side, and the content on the right. I envision a look&feel kinda like Windows’ Explorer.

Is hugo good for this task and if so is there an example config?


You’d tell Hugo where your source is located and where you want to write the generated content to.

The harder part is creating a layout to display the data in the way that you mentioned. I haven’t seen one that would do that, but if you can find an example on the web that’s open source, you could copy it to your layout directory and work from there.