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Load Python objects documentation.


pytkdocs requires Python 3.6 or above.

To install Python 3.6, I recommend using pyenv.
# install pyenv
git clone ~/.pyenv

# setup pyenv (you should also put these three lines in .bashrc or similar)
export PATH="${HOME}/.pyenv/bin:${PATH}"
export PYENV_ROOT="${HOME}/.pyenv"
eval "$(pyenv init -)"

# install Python 3.6
pyenv install 3.6.8

# make it available globally
pyenv global system 3.6.8


With pip:

python3.6 -m pip install pytkdocs

With pipx:

python3.6 -m pip install --user pipx

pipx install --python python3.6 pytkdocs


pytkdocs accepts JSON on standard input and writes JSON on standard output.

Input format:

  "objects": [
      "path": "my_module.my_class",
      "members": true,
      "filters": [


The configuration options available are:

  • filters: filters are regular expressions that allow to select or un-select objects based on their name. They are applied recursively (on every child of every object). If the expression starts with an exclamation mark, it will filter out objects matching it (the exclamation mark is removed before evaluation). If not, objects matching it are selected. Every regular expression is performed against every name. It allows fine-grained filtering. Example:

    • !^_: filter out every object whose name starts with _ (private/protected)
    • ^__: but still select those who start with two _ (class-private)
    • !^__.*__$: except those who also end with two _ (specials)
  • members: this option allows to explicitly select the members of the top-object. If True, select every members that passes filters. If False, select nothing. If it's a list of names, select only those members, and apply filters on their children only.

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