--- !clarkevans.com/^invoice invoice: 34843 date : 2001-01-23 bill-to: &id001 given : Chris family : Dumars address: lines: | # The literal style is denoted by the “|” indicator. 458 Walkman Dr. Suite #292 city : Royal Oak state : MI postal : 48046 ship-to: *id001 product: - sku : BL394D quantity : 4 description : Basketball price : 450.00 - sku : BL4438H quantity : 1 description : Super Hoop price : 2392.00 tax : 251.42 total: 4443.52 comments: > # The folded style, new lines are folded into spaces. Late afternoon is best. Backup contact is Nancy Billsmer @ 338-4338. # An explicit comment is marked by a '#' indicator.
Literal / Folded style
YAML uses three dashes (“---”) to separate directives from document content. This also serves to signal the start of a document if no directives are present. If you have multiple documents per YAML file, you have to separate them by three dashes. Example:
# Ranking of 1998 home runs --- - Mark McGwire - Sammy Sosa - Ken Griffey # Team ranking --- - Chicago Cubs - St Louis Cardinals