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Installation and Usage
JSDoc supports stable versions of Node.js 8.15.0 and later. You can install
JSDoc globally or in your project's
To install the latest version on npm globally (might require
learn how to fix this):
npm install -g jsdoc
To install the latest version on npm locally and save it in your package's
npm install --save-dev jsdoc
Note: By default, npm adds your package using the caret operator in front of
the version number (for example,
^3.6.3). We recommend using the tilde
operator instead (for example,
~3.6.3), which limits updates to the most
recent patch-level version. See
this Stack Overflow answer for
more information about the caret and tilde operators.
If you installed JSDoc locally, the JSDoc command-line tool is available in
./node_modules/.bin. To generate documentation for the file
If you installed JSDoc globally, run the
By default, the generated documentation is saved in a directory named
can use the
-d) option to specify another directory.
jsdoc --help for a complete list of command-line options.
Templates and tools
The JSDoc community has created templates and other tools to help you generate and customize your documentation. Here are a few of them:
- DocStrap (example)
- jsdoc3Template (example)
- docdash (example)
- tui-jsdoc-template (example)
- better-docs (example)
For more information
- Documentation is available at jsdoc.app.
- Contribute to the docs at jsdoc/jsdoc.github.io.
- Join JSDoc's Slack channel.
- Ask for help on the JSDoc Users mailing list.
- Post questions tagged
jsdocto Stack Overflow.
JSDoc is free software, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See the
LICENSE](LICENSE) file for more details.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the JSDoc README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.