Command Line Tool
mdBook can be used either as a command line tool or a Rust crate. Let's focus on the command line tool capabilities first.
Install Crates.io version
Installing mdBook is relatively easy if you already have Rust and Cargo installed. You just have to type this snippet in your terminal:
cargo install mdbook
This will fetch the source code from Crates.io and compile it. You will have to add Cargo's
bin directory to your
mdbook help in your terminal to verify if it works. Congratulations, you have installed mdBook!
Install Git version
The git version contains all the latest bug-fixes and features, that will be released in the next version on Crates.io, if you can't wait until the next release. You can build the git version yourself. Open your terminal and navigate to the directory of you choice. We need to clone the git repository and then build it with Cargo.
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/azerupi/mdBook.git cd mdBook cargo build --release
mdbook will be in the
./target/release folder, this should be added to the path.