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sphinxcontrib-argdoc is an extension for the Sphinx documentation engine.

It automatically generates tables describing command-line arguments for executable scripts written in Python, and inserts those tables into the :automodule: documentation generated for the scripts by the Sphinx extension autodoc.

The only requirements are:

  1. The executable scripts use the Python argparse module for argument parsing.
  2. The rst documentation stub file for the scripts include the :automodule: directive (which they will, by default, if you use sphinx-apidoc).

For more info, detailed instructions, and examples, see the sphinxcontrib-argdoc documentation.

Installation and use

sphinxcontrib-argdoc may be installed from PyPI using pip. Alternatively, you can clone the development version into your PYTHONPATH.

To use sphinxcontrib-argdoc, simply add ‘sphinxcontrib.argdoc’ to the list of extensions in your project’s Sphinx configuration file

# somewhere in
extensions = ['sphinxcontrib.argdoc',


Tests are written using nose, and may be found in the subpackage sphinxcontrib.argdoc.test. To run the tests, type from the terminal:

$ nosetests sphinxcontrib.argdoc.test


sphinxcontrib-argdoc is licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License.

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