Markdown: Link to Attached Document

How to insert a link to an attached document using Markdown?

Using the (deprecated) Youtrack Wiki it was `[file:file_name]`, but I can't find similar for Markdown.


Thank you.

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I am sorry for the delay. Please use the following syntax: ![some text](attachment.png)

Hope it helps. 

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Oscar, we're sorry for the confusion.

At the moment it's only possible to reference attached non-images using the full URL to the file, for example: `[file](https://full/url/FlowChanges.xoml)`

We're planning to add support for referencing non-images within this issue: Please feel free to vote/comment to increase the priority of this feature and subscribe to its updates.

Let us know if you have any further questions, we'll be happy to help.

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that seems to be restricted to images!

I wanted a link to other type of documents, no need to be inlined, like `[file:file_name]` with markdown syntax.

Using standalone version 2019.1 (JAR install)



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Please accept my apologies for the delayed reply.

To link non-images, skip the exclamation mark in the beginning, so that it would be:


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I can't get the solution above to work (`[file](filename.extension)`). Are you sure this works for text-links to attachments?

In some more detail:

  • On my Issue, I have an attachment called FlowChanges.xoml.
  • In the description, I've entered `[job](FlowChanges.xoml)`.
  • I do get a link, but it links to `/FlowChanges.xoml`, which is a dead link (404).
    (`/_persistent/FlowChanges.xoml?file=86-887&c=false&updated=1569844541050` would be the correct link.)

Summarized, it seems that the link-to-attachment magic only works for image links, not for text links.

I'm using YouTrack 2019.2 Build 54193.


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