Accessing help for the dita command

You can access a list of supported parameters for the dita command by passing the --help option on the command line.


  1. Open a command prompt or terminal session, and then change to the directory where DITA Open Toolkit is installed.
  2. Issue the following command:
    Linux or macOS  bin/dita --help
    Windows bin\dita --help
    Tip: Add the absolute path for dita-ot-dir/bin to the PATH environment variable to run the dita command from any location on the file system without typing the path.


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