While not strictly necessary since the book source is simply Markdown text
files, having mdBook locally will allow you to build, test and serve the book
locally to view changes before you commit them to the repository. You likely
cargo installed, so the easiest option is to:
cargo install mdbook
See the mdBook installation instructions for other options.
directory contains all the markdown files used to generate the book. If you
want to see your changes in real time, you can use the mdBook
serve command to
run a web server locally that will automatically update changes as they are
made. From the top level of your
mdbook serve book --open
Then navigate to
http://localhost:3000 to see the generated book. While the
server is running, changes you make will automatically be updated.
For more information, see the mdBook guide.