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    The documentation system for modern JavaScript

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    📅 Current maintenance status

    • Supports modern JavaScript: ES5, ES2017, JSX, Vue and Flow type annotations.
    • Infers parameters, types, membership, and more. Write less documentation: let the computer write it for you.
    • Integrates with GitHub to link directly from documentation to the code it refers to.
    • Customizable output: HTML, JSON, Markdown, and more



    User Guide

    Globally install documentation using the npm package manager:

    $ npm install -g documentation

    This installs a command called documentation in your path, that you can point at JSDoc-annotated source code to generate human-readable documentation. First, run documentation with the --help option for help:

    # generate markdown docs for index.js and files it references
    documentation build index.js -f md
    # generate html docs for all files in src, and include links to source files in github
    documentation build src/** -f html --github -o docs
    # document index.js, ignoring any files it requires or imports
    documentation build index.js -f md --shallow
    # build and serve HTML docs for app.js
    documentation serve app.js
    # build, serve, and live-update HTML docs for app.js
    documentation serve --watch app.js
    # validate JSDoc syntax in util.js
    documentation lint util.js
    # update the API section of with docs from index.js
    documentation readme index.js --section=API
    # build docs for all values exported by index.js
    documentation build --document-exported index.js
    # build html docs for a TypeScript project
    documentation build index.ts --parse-extension ts -f html -o docs
      serve [input..]   generate, update, and display HTML documentation
      build [input..]   build documentation
      lint [input..]    check for common style and uniformity mistakes
      readme [input..]  inject documentation into your
      --version  Show version number                                       [boolean]
      --help     Show help                                                 [boolean]


    We have plenty of issues that we'd love help with.

    • Robust and complete JSDoc support, including typedefs.
    • Strong support for HTML and Markdown output
    • Documentation coverage, statistics, and validation

    documentation is an OPEN Open Source Project. This means that:

    Individuals making significant and valuable contributions are given commit-access to the project to contribute as they see fit. This project is more like an open wiki than a standard guarded open source project.


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