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Programming language: JavaScript
License: Apache License 2.0
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Latest version: v4.0.0-dev.9

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An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

Want to contribute to JSDoc? Please read [CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md).

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 node_modules folder.

To install the latest version on npm globally (might require sudo; learn how to fix this):

npm install -g jsdoc

To install the latest version on npm locally and save it in your package's package.json file:

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 yourJavaScriptFile.js:

./node_modules/.bin/jsdoc yourJavaScriptFile.js

If you installed JSDoc globally, 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.

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:


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JSDoc is copyright (c) 2011-present Michael Mathews [email protected] and the contributors to JSDoc.

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.