The build command is used to render your book:
It will try to parse your
SUMMARY.md file to understand the structure of your
book and fetch the corresponding files.
The rendered output will maintain the same directory structure as the source for convenience. Large books will therefore remain structured when rendered.
build command can take a directory as an argument to use as the book's
root instead of the current working directory.
mdbook build path/to/book
When you use the
-o) flag, mdbook will open the rendered book in
your default web browser after building it.
-d) option allows you to change the output directory for the
book. Relative paths are interpreted relative to the book's root directory. If
not specified it will default to the value of the
build.build-dir key in
book.toml, or to
Note: The build command copies all files (excluding files with
.md extension) from the source directory
into the build directory.