GitBook Editor is a cross-platform GUI application, and its primary function is to bring the workflow of GitBook to your desktop. Since it features a well thought-out interface for editing the text, you can can enter Markdown and work side by side with its live preview, integrated Git controls, a table of contents panel, a file tree panel, and quick formatting buttons for easy document structuring.
If you want to download the GitBook package, make sure you have it downloaded from its official site. Get the download link from the site and use it along with the wget command as follows.
root@linuxhelp:/var/www/html# wget http://downloads.editor.gitbook.com/download/linux-64-bit --2017-10-06 18:29:46-- http://downloads.editor.gitbook.com/download/linux-64-bit Resolving downloads.editor.gitbook.com (downloads.editor.gitbook.com)... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 2400:cb00:2048:1::6819:d514, ... Connecting to downloads.editor.gitbook.com (downloads.editor.gitbook.com)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 42841838 (41M) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘linux-64-bit’ linux-64-bit 100%[===================>] 40.86M 986KB/s in 40s 2017-10-06 18:30:29 (1.01 MB/s) - ‘linux-64-bit’ saved [42841838/42841838]
Once you download the package, you can install GitBook straightaway by executing the following command.
root@linuxhelp:/var/www/html# dpkg -i linux-64-bit Selecting previously unselected package gitbook-editor. (Reading database ... 174372 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack linux-64-bit ... Unpacking gitbook-editor (7.0.12) ... Setting up gitbook-editor (7.0.12) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
After you are through with the installation,you can use your Ubuntu dashboard's search field and type gitbook. The application icon gets displayed on your screen, so click on it launch it.
Once the application appears on your screen. You can log into it to use it.
When you are logged in, you can create a new book. You can do that by clicking on the New Book option available in the screen.
When you've created a book, you can give a name for that book and click Confirm to finalize it.
You can start writing your own book on the Editor.
With this, the installation of GitBook Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 gets complete.
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