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    This is a grunt plugin which uses docco to create HTML documents that displays your comments intermingled with your code.

    I got the idea for this plugin from David Souther but his version did not work for me and grunt 0.4.


    Some people experienced issues with an unmet docco dependency. I tried to fix this by pointing to a specific commit of docco but I am not sure if this is working with all NPM versions supporting github URL's.

    I have test it on following setup:

    • Mac OS X 10.9.1
    • Macports 2.2.1
    • Node v0.10.22
    • npm 1.3.15

    Getting Started

    This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4

    If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

    npm install grunt-docco2

    Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


    The "docco" task


    In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named docco to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

      docco: {
        options: {
            dst: 'docs',
            layout: 'parallel'
        docs: {
            files: [
                    expand: true,
                    cwd: 'public/js'

    Usage Examples

    This example uses this pattern public/js/**/*.js to get your code files. In this case public/js/libs should be excluded from docco.

    If you are not sure about the pattern and how you should define the src array, read more about the Files Array Format.

    module.exports = function(grunt) {
        // Project configuration.
        grunt.initConfig( {
            docco: {
                options: {
                    dst: './docs/annotated-source',
                    layout: 'parallel'
                docs: {
                    files: [
                            expand: true,
                            cwd: './public/js',
                            src: [
        // Load tasks
        // Default task(s)
        grunt.registerTask('default', ['docco']);

    Release History

    • 24-02-2013 0.2.0 Major refactoring of the core functions, be aware that the options are not 100% compatible with 0.1.x
    • 26-09-2013 0.1.5 Allow output option as addition to dest (TODO Examples in README are outdated)
    • 26-09-2013 0.1.4 Fixed docco dependency
    • 26-09-2013 0.1.3 Fixed docco dependency (broken release)
    • 17-09-2013 0.1.2 Supports nested directories
    • 25-05-2013 0.1.1 Fixes README and docs
    • 25-05-2013 0.1.0 Initial release



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