jsdoc

An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

JSDoc 3

An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

Want to contribute to JSDoc? Please read CONTRIBUTING.md.

You can run JSDoc on either Node.js or Mozilla Rhino.

Native support for Node.js is available in JSDoc 3.3.0 and later. JSDoc supports Node.js 0.10 and later.

You can install JSDoc in your project's node_modules folder, or you can install it globally.

To install the latest alpha version:

npm install jsdoc@"<=3.3.0"

To install the latest development version:

npm install git+https://github.com/jsdoc3/jsdoc.git

If you installed JSDoc locally, the JSDoc command-line tool is available in ./node_modules/.bin. To generate documentation for the file yourJavaScriptFile.js:

./node_modules/.bin/jsdoc yourJavaScriptFile.js

Or if you installed JSDoc globally, simply run the jsdoc command:

jsdoc yourJavaScriptFile.js

By default, the generated documentation is saved in a directory named out. You can use the --destination (-d) option to specify another directory.

Run jsdoc --help for a complete list of command-line options.

All versions of JSDoc 3 run on a customized version of Mozilla Rhino, which requires Java. You can run JSDoc 3 on Java 1.6 and later.

To install JSDoc, download a .zip file for the latest development version or a previous release.

You can also use git to clone the JSDoc repository:

git clone git+https://github.com/jsdoc3/jsdoc.git

The JSDoc repository includes a customized version of Mozilla Rhino. Make sure your Java classpath does not include any other versions of Rhino. (On OS X, you may need to remove the file ~/Library/Java/Extensions/js.jar.)

Note: In JSDoc 3.3.0 and later, if you need to run JSDoc on Mozilla Rhino, do not install JSDoc with npm. Use one of the methods described above.

On OS X, Linux, and other POSIX systems, to generate documentation for the file yourJavaScriptFile.js:

./jsdoc yourJavaScriptFile.js

Or on Windows:

jsdoc yourJavaScriptFile.js

By default, the generated documentation is saved in a directory named out. You can use the --destination (-d) option to specify another directory.

Run jsdoc --help for a complete list of command-line options.

The JSDoc community has created numerous templates and other tools to help you generate and customize your documentation. Here are just a few:

JSDoc 3 is copyright (c) 2011-2014 Michael Mathews micmath@gmail.com and the contributors to JSDoc.

JSDoc 3 is free software, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See the file LICENSE.md in this distribution for more details.