node package manager


DocServer 0.1.1

** This is barely out of the oven, provided as is with ZERO guarantees, MIT license **

Offline Docs are better, they're faster and you don't have to deal with et al polluting your search results, but managing them can be a pain in the behind. Here's where DocServer comes in, tell it where the docs at and it'll keep it organised by:

  • programming language
  • library name
  • version

At present DocServer can use the following sources:

  • fetch an online .zip file
  • mirror an online directory using wget as the backend
  • copy from a local directory


Install Node

npm install -g node-docserver

Run nodeDocServer, it should be on your path.

Point your browser at http://localhost:8089

Go Hog Wild!


Click the top right button to start downloading a new doc. Enter the details of your docs and then click to start. Here's some examples:

Language: Python
Library: Django
Version: 1.5

Language: Python
Library: StdLib
Version: 2.7.4

Language: Coffeescript
Library: Reference
Version: latest

Language: Javascript
Library: NodeJS
Version: latest

You break it, you bought it.

This is brand new, excessively so. All file operations are done without admin privileges, and when used as intended will only operate within ~/.node-docserver. If you mess up your install, just delete that folder and you can start again. Currently the app is limited to localhost only as there isn't a shred of input validation going on.

Only used in Ubuntu, send me trip reports on other platforms!

Changes 0.1.1

  • Quick Switcher implemented.
  • Docs can now be deleted from home page (deleting them in ~/.node-docserver as well)
  • Version directories no longer prefixed with 'v'.
  • tar.gz file support added.

Copyright (c) 2013 Full and By Design MIT License