jsdoc(1) automatic generator for HTML documentation of Javascript sources


jsdoc {-d=<PATH> | --directory=<PATH>} [options] <SRC_DIR_OR_FILE> ...
jsdoc [{-h | --help}]


This manual page documents briefly the jsdoc command.

jsdoc is application, written in JavaScript, for automatically generating template-formatted, multi-page HTML (or XML, JSON, or any other text-based) documentation from commented JavaScript source code.


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the info(1) files.

-a, --allfunction

Include all functions, even undocumented ones.

-c, --conf

Load a configuration file.

-d=<PATH>, --directory=<PATH>

Output to this directory (required parameter).

-D="myVar:My value", --define="myVar:My value"

Multiple. Define a variable, available in JsDoc as JSDOC.opt.D.myVar.

-e=<ENCODING>, --encoding=<ENCODING>

Use this encoding to read and write files.

-E="REGEX", --exclude="REGEX"

Multiple. Exclude files based on the supplied regex.

-h, --help

Show this message and exit.

-m, --multiples

Don't warn about symbols being documented more than once.

-n, --nocode

Ignore all code, only document comments with @name tags.

-o=<PATH>, --out=<PATH>

Print log messages to a file (defaults to stdout).

-p, --private

Include symbols tagged as private, underscored and inner symbols.

-q, --quiet

Do not output any messages, not even warnings.

-r=<DEPTH>, --recurse=<DEPTH>

Descend into src directories.

-s, --suppress

Suppress source code output.

-S, --securemodules

Use Secure Modules mode to parse source code.

-t=<PATH>, --template=<PATH>

Use this template to format the output.

-T, --test

Run all unit tests and exit.

-u, --unique

Force file names to be unique, but not based on symbol names.

-v, --verbose

Provide verbose feedback about what is happening.

-x=<EXT>[,EXT]..., --ext=<EXT>[,EXT]...

Scan source files with the given extension/s (defaults to js).


The following bugs are known bugs:

Does not support spaces in arguments

The wrapper jsdoc is not immune to spaces in filenames, either escaped or not.


Georges Khaznadar <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


Copyright © 2011 Georges Khaznadar

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.