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Extract Ansible module documentation

Project description

This package contains code for Ansible collection documentation extractor. Its main audience are Ansible collection maintainers that would like to publish API docs in the HTML form without having to manually copy the data already present in the module’s metadata.


Documentation extractor is published on PyPI and we can install it using pip:

$ pip install ansible-doc-extractor

If the previous command did not fail, we are ready to start extracting the documentation:

$ ansible-doc-extractor \
    /tmp/output-folder \

This will extract the documentation from modules in my.col collection and place resulting rst files into /tmp/output-folder.


Always extract documentation from installed collection. Documentation fragment loader fails to combine various parts of the documentation otherwise.

Development setup

Getting development environment up and running is relatively simple if we have pipenv installed:

$ pipenv update

To test the extractor, we can run:

$ pipenv run ansible-doc-extractor

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