jsdox is a simple jsdoc 3 generator. It pulls documentation tags based on a subset of jsdoc 3 from your javascript files and generates markdown files.

$ npm install -g jsdox

jsdox currently relies on (at least for now) a patched version of the UglifyJS parser to get the full javascript AST including comments.

Runs on a single file and outputs the markdown files into the "output" folder

$ jsdox file1.js

Runs on all the files inside folder and outputs the markdown files into the "docs" folder

$ jsdox --output docs folder

Runs jshint and the few tests available under the test folder

$ ./run-tests.sh

To call the main jsdox function, use the following code:

jsdox = require("jsdox");

jsdox.generateForDir(input, output, templateDir, cb, fileCb);

jsdox only supports a subset of the the jsdoc 3 set. Here's the list of what is currently supported (it will safely ignore any tags it does not recognize).

@author text

Specifies the author name, contact information, etc...

@author Joe Schmo

@class name

Documents the classname (usually above the contructor function), subsequent @methods will be gathered as part of this class.

@class  Object

@copyright text

Specify the copyright information with this tag.

@copyright (c) 2012 Blah Blah Blah

@function name

In the case where the function name can not be inferred by jsdox, make it explicit with this tag.

@function testAnonynous

@license text

Specify the license type.

@license MIT

@member [type] name [description]

For a class, defines an object property, with its optional type and a description of what it is used for.

@member {Sheet}  datasheet     The object's 'Data' sheet

@method name

Specify the method name with this tag.

@method create

@module name

All functions, classes or methods after @module will be grouped under this module.

@module test_module

@overview text

Goes into the short description (the overview) at the top of the page under the title.

@overview This is the overview with some `markdown` included, how nice!

@param [type] name [description]

Documents a function or method parameter, with an optional type and optional description.

@param {Boolean} [optional] Changes behavior

@returns [{type}] text

In functions or methods, specify what gets returned and the type of the value returned.

@returns {String} the result

@return

See @returns

@title text

Will be used as the title of the generated page.

@title Some smart title goes here

Sample output of running jsdox on https://github.com/sutoiku/jsdox/tree/master/fixtures files.

jsdox fixtures --output sample_output

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