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This package consumes the electron/electron repo in search of markdown files, and returns an array of file objects with stringified file contents.

It is used by Electron's docs linter.


npm install electron-docs --save

Programmatic Usage

Require the function and call it with any of the following:

  • A remote branch name, like master
  • A version number, like 1.4.4
  • A version number that starts with a v, like v1.7.0
  • A commit SHA, like 76375a83eb3a97e7aed14d37d8bdc858c765e564
  • A local directory, like ~/my/path/to/electron/
const electronDocs = require('electron-docs')
electronDocs('master').then(function(docs) {
  // docs is an array of objects, one for each markdown file in /docs

Each object in the docs array looks like this:

 slug: "windows-store-guide",
 filename: "docs/tutorial/",
 markdown_content: "# Windows Store Guide\n\n..."

When fetching docs from a local directory, be sure to use a full path:

const path = require('path')
const docsPath = path.join(__dirname, 'docs')
electronDocs(docsPath).then(function(docs) {
  // ...

If you prefer node-style callbacks instead of promises, those are supported too:

electronDocs('1.0.0', function(err, docs) {
  console.log(err, docs)

CLI Usage

Add this to your package.json file:

  "scripts": {
    "docs": "electron-docs > docs.json"

When you run npm run docs, the module writes the stringified JSON object to stdout, and the output is piped into a file.

stdout ftw!


npm i && npm t


  • got: Simplified HTTP requests
  • gunzip-maybe: Transform stream that gunzips its input if it is gzipped and just echoes it if not
  • node-dir: asynchronous file and directory operations for Node.js
  • ora: Elegant terminal spinner
  • path-exists: Check if a path exists
  • pify: Promisify a callback-style function
  • semver: The semantic version parser used by npm.
  • tar-fs: filesystem bindings for tar-stream

Dev Dependencies

  • tap-spec: Formatted TAP output like Mocha's spec reporter
  • tape: tap-producing test harness for node and browsers




npm i electron-docs

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