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Watch a Sphinx directory and rebuild the documentation when a change is detected. Also includes a livereload enabled web server.

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Watch a Sphinx directory and rebuild the documentation when a change is detected. Also includes a livereload enabled web server.

Installation

You can use pip to install the package along with its requirements:

pip install sphinx-autobuild

Usage

The package installs a single executable script, named sphinx-autobuild. The script takes the same arguments as the sphinx-build command installed by Sphinx plus a -p/--port option to specify the port on which the documentation shall be served (default 8000).

To build a classical Sphinx documentation set, issue the following command:

sphinx-autobuild docs docs/_build/html

And then visit the webpage served at http://127.0.0.1:8000. Each time a change to the documentation source is detected, the HTML is rebuilt and the browser automatically reloaded.

To stop the server simply press ^C.

Makefile integration

To integrate the sphinx-autobuild command in the Makefile generated by Sphinx, add the following target:

livehtml:
    sphinx-autobuild -b html $(ALLSPHINXOPTS) $(BUILDDIR)/html

Then run with:

make livehtml

0.2.3 - 2013/12/25

  • Ignore the paths indicated by the -w and -d arguments when watching for changes to the documentation.

0.2.1 - 2013/12/25

  • Catch subprocess PTY reading errors.

0.2.0 - 2013/12/25

  • Explicitly parse sphinx-build arguments for better compatibility.

0.1.0 - 2013/12/25

  • Initial release.

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