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This plugin enables you to integrate generation of comment based documentation into your Grunt build.


You need grunt as well as node and npm installed and running on your system.

You also need java installed and a valid JAVA_HOME environment variable set.

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with:

npm install grunt-jsdoc-plugin`



Configure the plugin to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:

First, add the jsdoc entry to the options of the initConfig method :

    jsdoc : {
        dist : {
            src: ['src/*.js', 'test/*.js'], 
            dest: 'doc'

The only supported options are

  • src : an array of pattern that matches the files to extract the documentation from. You can also add the pattern to a file to include it in your doc as described there.
  • dest: the directory where the documentation will be generated (it will be created if needed).
  • config : (optional) a path to a jsdoc config file (refer the usejsdoc documentation below for more information).

Then, load the plugin



The current version supports only jsdoc3 documentation style. The sources configured must contains valid jsdoc3 tags. Consult the usejsdoc website for the details.


To generate the documentation, you need to call the jsdoc task :

$> grunt jsdoc

or integrate it to your build sequence :

grunt.registerTask('default', 'lint test jsdoc');


Any contribution is welcome! Please check the issues.

Release History

  • 0.1.0 First release, includes basic support of jsdoc3


Copyright (c) 2012 Bertrand Chevrier
Licensed under the MIT license.