Accessing help for the dita command

You can access a list of supported parameters for the dita command by issuing the -help parameter.


  1. Open a command prompt or terminal session, and then change to the directory where the DITA Open Toolkit is installed.
  2. Issue the following command:
    Linux or Mac OS X  bin/dita -help
    Windows bin\dita -help
    Tip: If you add the absolute path for the DITA-OT install-dir/bin directory to the PATH environment variable, you can run the dita command from any location on the file system.


A brief description of the supported parameters appears in the command-line window.