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MUDBook takes a collection of Markup (HTML) and Markdown pages and turns them into a Web site that nicely displays your documentation similar to GitBook. You can use MUDBook either as a tool to create a static Website from your documentation or as a Web server to serve the pages. Key features include:

  • Support for .md and .html files
  • Search using lunr.js
  • Search and Syntax highlighting using highlights.js
  • Responsive, looks great on desktops as well as mobile
  • Fully customizable using your own document template

MUDBook Screenshot


Install mudbook globally using npm -g option.

npm install mudbook -g

Quick Start

Simplest way of seeing MUDBook in action is to run the mudbook command. This will start MUDBook server on port 3000. You can open a Web browser and type http://localhost:3000 in the address bar to view MUDBook documentation.


> mudbook -h
usage: mudbook [[-h | --help | start | export] [options]]

Calling mudbook without any option will start the server and show MUDBook documentation.

-h | --help - Show this help message
init - Copy files to your doc directory to enable customization
start - Start mudbook server and serve site content
export - Generate static HTML content for your site

init options:
  -d --docRoot <doc-root-dir>    Path to documentation root directory
  -w --overwrite                 Replace existing files in output directory

start options:
  -p --port   <port-number>      Port to use [3000]
  -s --httpsPort                 HTTPS port
  -c --cert <cert-file-path>     Path to ssl cert file (default: cert.pem)
  -k --key <key-file-path>       Path to ssl key file (default: key.pem)

  -d --docRoot <doc-root-dir>    Path to documentation root directory

export options:
  -d --docRoot <doc-root-dir>    Path to documentation root directory
  -o --outputDir <output-dir>    Output directory for generated Web site files
  -w --overwrite                 Replace existing files in output directory