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crates.io License: MIT

mdbook-tools is a flexible cli tool for organizing files and creating mdBooks. Combining mdbook-tools and mdbook allows you to embed documentaion directly into your project structure or maintain a completely seperate set of documentation or notes. The result is you are able to generate and maintian a concise book.

Example Using mdbook-tools To Maintain Notes

For a directory structure like

├── python
│   ├── 01_venv.md
│   ├── 02_pip_vs_python_-m_pip.md
│   ├── 03_venv.md
│   ...
│   └── README.md
├── rust
│   ├── 01_borrowing_and_ownership.md
│   ├── 02_references_and_pointers.md
│   ├── 03_lifetimes.md
│   ├── 04_cargo.md
│   ├── 05_print_and_format.md
│   ├── 06_pinning,_moving_(&_memory),_copying.md
│   ├── 07_tokio.md
│   ├── 08_tower.md
│   ...
│   └── README.md


mdbook-tools summary --include-unnumbered-directories
mdbook serve

Will give you: Book Example

CLI Preview

mdbook tools for organizing books.

Usage: mdbook-tools <COMMAND>

                The 'summary' command automates the generation of a structured summary file.
                It sequentially reads numbered md files and directories (e.g., "0001_") to define their order in the summary. 
                If any md files or directories do not have a number, they are ignored by default. 
                Directories use their 'README.md' file to define their content in the summary. As such, directories without a 'README.md' are ignored,
                but the descendants are still searched.
                Numbering resets for each directory, reflecting their hierarchical structure in the summary.
                'README.md' files are exempt from numbering.
                Section headers are created by removing underscores and capitalizing the first letter of each word.
                Section names exclude numeric prefixes.
                The 'mv' command facilitates reorganizing md files or directories within the book's structure. 
                It allows moving a file or directory to a specified position (index) in a different directory. 
                The index numbering starts at 1, with 'README.md' is exempt.
                When a file is moved to an occupied index, the existing file or directory, and those following it,
                are automatically shifted down to accommodate the new file or directory, and the original directory is updated as well.
                Summary is not updated.
                Re-orders all the existing files in the path. Any gaps in the current order are collapsed and the new level is applied.
                e.g. ["001_..", "003_.."] for level 2 becomes ["01_", "02_"].
  help      Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)

  -h, --help     Print help
  -V, --version  Print version

Useful Bash Commands For Migration Over To mdtools-tools

Replace all spaces in files and directories (including sub-directories) names with underscore

find . -depth -name '* *' -execdir bash -c 'mv "$1" "${1// /_}"' bash {} \;

Rename every file and directory to their lowercase equivalent, recursively.

find . -depth -exec bash -c '
    for item; do
        dir=$(dirname "$item")
        base=$(basename "$item")
        lower=$(echo "$base" | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]')
        if [ "$base" != "$lower" ]; then
            mv -T "$item" "$dir/$lower"
' bash {} +


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