Installation guide txt file

Is there a standard, guideline, template, how to write this kind of files, for example:



  Linux Installation Instructions
  1. Unpack the PhpStorm distribution archive that you downloaded to
     where you wish to install the program. We will refer to this destination
     location as your {installation home} below.

  2. Open a console and cd into "{installation home}/bin" and type:


     to start the application. As a side effect, this will initialize various
     configuration files in the ~/.PhpStorm2018.1 directory.

  3. [OPTIONAL] Add "{installation home}/bin" to your PATH environment
     variable so that you may start PhpStorm from any directory.

  4. [OPTIONAL] To adjust the value of the JVM heap size, create
      ~/.PhpStorm2018.1/phpstorm.vmoptions (or phpstorm64.vmoptions
      if using a 64-bit JDK), and set the -Xms and -Xmx parameters. To see how
      to do this, you can reference the vmoptions file under
      "{installation home}/bin" as a model.

  [OPTIONAL] Changing the location of "config" and "system" directories
  By default, PhpStorm stores all your settings under the ~/.PhpStorm2018.1/config
  directory and uses ~/.PhpStorm2018.1/system as a data cache.
  If you want to change these settings,

  1. Open a console and cd into ~/.PhpStorm2018.1/config

  2. Create the file "" and open it in an editor. Set the
     idea.system.path and/or idea.config.path variables as desired, for


  3. Note that we recommend to store data cache ("system" directory) on a disk
     with at least 1GB of free space.


-PhpStorm Development Team

Answers 1

  • Yes there is. It's called asciidoc.

    AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page.

    I have not verified whether your PhpStorm example is also AsciiDoc, but it is very likely.

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