node package manager


js-comments NPM version Build Status

Parse JavaScript code comments and generate API documentation.

Install with npm

$ npm i js-comments --save

Install with bower

$ bower install js-comments --save-dev

Table of Contents

(Table of contents generated by [verb])


var comments = require('js-comments');

Heads up!, only comments with @api public will be rendered!



Parse comments from the given str.


  • str {String}: The string to parse.
  • options {Object}: Options to pass to [parse-comments]
  • returns {Array}: Array of comment objects.


var fs = require('fs');
var str = fs.readFileSync('foo.js', 'utf8');
comments.parse(str, options);


Process the given Lo-dash template string, passing a comments object as context.


  • comments {Array}: Array of comment objects.
  • template {String}: The lo-dash template to use.
  • returns {String}


comments.render(obj, options);


Write markdown API documentation to the given dest from the code comments in the given JavaScript src file.


  • src {String}: Source file path.
  • dest {String}: Destination file path.
  • options {Object}
  • returns {String}: API documentation

Other awesome projects

  • code-context: Parse a string of javascript to determine the context for functions, variables and comments based… more
  • esprima-extract-comments: Extract code comments from string or from a glob of files using esprima.
  • extract-comments: Extract code comments from string or from a glob of files.
  • parse-code-context: Parse code context in a single line of javascript, for functions, variable declarations, methods, prototype… more

Running tests

Install dev dependencies:

$ npm i -d && npm test


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2014-2015 Jon Schlinkert Originally modified from scrawl.js. Copyright (c) 2014 Caolan McMahon, contributors. Released under the MIT license.

This file was generated by verb-cli on May 29, 2015.