|0.1.1||Dec 9, 2021|
|0.1.0||Dec 8, 2021|
#780 in Text processing
moenarchbook is a utility to create modern online books from Markdown files.
What does it look like?
The [User Guide] for moenarchbook has been written in Markdown and is using moenarchbook to generate the online book-like website you can read. The documentation uses the latest version on GitHub and showcases the available features.
There are multiple ways to install moenarchbook.
Binaries are available for download [here][releases]. Make sure to put the path to the binary into your
This requires at least [Rust] 1.39 and Cargo to be installed. Once you have installed Rust, type the following in the terminal:
cargo install moenarchbook
This will download and compile moenarchbook for you, the only thing left to do is to add the Cargo bin directory to your
Note for automatic deployment
If you are using a script to do automatic deployments using Travis or another CI server, we recommend that you specify a semver version range for moenarchbook when you install it through your script!
This will constrain the server to install the latest non-breaking version of moenarchbook and will prevent your books from failing to build because we released a new version.
You can also disable default features to speed up compile time.
cargo install moenarchbook --no-default-features --features output --vers "^0.1.0"
The version published to crates.io will ever so slightly be behind the version hosted here on GitHub. If you need the latest version you can build the git version of moenarchbook yourself. Cargo makes this super easy!
cargo install --git https://github.com/moenarch/moenarchbook.git moenarchbook
Again, make sure to add the Cargo bin directory to your
moenarchbook is primarily used as a command line tool, even though it exposes all its functionality as a Rust crate for integration in other projects.
Here are the main commands you will want to run. For a more exhaustive explanation, check out the [User Guide].
moenarchbook init <directory>
The init command will create a directory with the minimal boilerplate to start with. If the
<directory>parameter is omitted, the current directory will be used.
book-test/ ├── book └── src ├── chapter_1.md └── SUMMARY.md
srcare both directories.
srccontains the markdown files that will be used to render the output to the
Please, take a look at the [CLI docs] for more information and some neat tricks.
This is the command you will run to render your book, it reads the
SUMMARY.mdfile to understand the structure of your book, takes the markdown files in the source directory as input and outputs static html pages that you can upload to a server.
When you run this command, moenarchbook will watch your markdown files to rebuild the book on every change. This avoids having to come back to the terminal to type
moenarchbook buildover and over again.
Does the same thing as
moenarchbook watchbut additionally serves the book at
http://localhost:3000(port is changeable) and reloads the browser when a change occurs.
Delete directory in which generated book is located.
All the code in this repository is released under the Mozilla Public License v2.0, for more information take a look at the [LICENSE] file.