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Project Description

This is a tool for generating HTML documentation from anything that uses # as a comment character. I originally put it together for producing documentation from [Ansible][] playbooks, but it works equally well with Python, shell scripts, etc.

[ansible]: http://ansible.com/

## Synopsis

usage: shdoc [-h] [–template TEMPLATE] [–chunk-template CHUNK_TEMPLATE]
[–title TITLE] [–shortname] [–output OUTPUT] [–language LANGUAGE] [–map-extension MAP_EXTENSION] [–metadata METADATA] [input]

## Options

  • --template-directory, -t DIRECTORY

    Specifies the path to a directory containing [Jinja2][] templates. The main template is called template.html. You may override any or all of the internal templates.

  • --title, -T TITLE

    Set the document title. This will be available to the template as the title variable.

  • --shortname

    By default, if you don’t provide an explicit title with --title, the document title will be the full path of the input document. If you specify --shortname, the title will be the basename of the input document.

  • --output, -o OUTPUT

    Send output to the named file, rather than stdout.

  • --language, -l LANGUAGE

    Set the default value of the language variable to LANGUAGE. This value will be used if a language cannot be determined from an extension mapping (see --map-extension). This value will be available to your template in the language variable.

  • --map-extension, -m EXT=LANGUAGE

    Map file extensions to values of the language keyword. For example, -m .py=python would set language to python if you are processing a .py file.

    This option may be specified multiple times:

    shdoc -m .py=python -m .yml=yaml …

  • --metadata, -d KEY=VALUE

    Sets arbitrary metadata that will be available to your templates in the metadata dictionary.

[jinja2]: http://jinja.pocoo.org/docs/dev/templates/

## Example

Run:

shdoc shdoc/main.py –title ‘An Example’ -o main.html

And then open the resulting main.html file in your browser. This will render shdoc/main.py using the default template, which isn’t very pretty but shows how things work.

For real world use, you would probably want a fancier template, possibly including things like Javascript-driven syntax highlighting.

## License

shdoc, a documentation generator Copyright (C) 2016 Lars Kellogg-Stedman <lars@oddbit.com>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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