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coqdoc(1) General Commands Manual coqdoc(1)


coqdoc - A documentation tool for the Coq proof assistant


coqdoc [ options ] files


coqdoc is a documentation tool for the Coq proof assistant. It creates LaTeX or HTML documents from a set of Coq files. See the Coq reference manual for documentation (url below).


Overall options

Help. Will give you the complete list of options accepted by coqdoc.
Select a HTML output.
Select a LATEX output.
Select a DVI output.
Select a PostScript output.
Select a TeXmacs output.
Redirect the output to stdout
Redirect the output into the file file.
Output files into directory dir instead of current directory (option -d does not change the filename specified with option -o, if any).
Do not insert titles for the files. The default behavior is to insert a title like ``Library Foo'' for each file.
Set the document title.
Suppress the header and trailer of the final document. Thus, you can insert the resulting document into a larger one.
Insert some material in the LATEX preamble, right before \begin{document} (meaningless with -html).
Considers the file `file' respectively as a .v (or .g) file or a .tex file.
Read file names to process in file `file' as if they were given on the command line. Useful for program sources split in several directories.
Be quiet. Do not print anything except errors.
Give a short summary of the options and exit.
Print the version and exit.

Index options

Default behavior is to build an index, for the HTML output only, into index.html.

Do not output the index.
Generate one page for each category and each letter in the index, together with a top page index.html.

Table of contents option

Insert a table of contents. For a LATEX output, it inserts a \tableofcontents at the beginning of the document. For a HTML output, it builds a table of contents into toc.html.

Make references using Coq globalizations from file file. (Such globalizations are obtained with Coq option -dump-glob).

Do not insert links to the Coq standard library.

Set base URL for the external library whose root prefix is libroot.

Set base URL for the Coq standard library (default is

Set the base path where the Coq files are installed, especially style files coqdoc.sty and coqdoc.css.

Map physical directory dir to Coq logical directory coqdir (similarly to Coq option -R). Note: option -R only has effect on the files following it on the command line, so you will probably need to put this option first.

Contents options

Do not print proofs.

Light mode. Suppress proofs (as with -g) and the following commands:

* [Recursive] Tactic Definition
* Hint / Hints
* Require
* Transparent / Opaque
* Implicit Argument / Implicits
* Section / Variable / Hypothesis / End

The behavior of options -g and -l can be locally overridden using the (* begin show *) ... (* end show *) environment (see above).

Language options

Default behavior is to assume ASCII 7 bits input files.

Select ISO-8859-1 input files. It is equivalent to --inputenc latin1 --charset iso-8859-1.

Select UTF-8 (Unicode) input files. It is equivalent to --inputenc utf8 --charset utf-8. LATEX UTF-8 support can be found at

Give a LATEX input encoding, as an option to LATEX package inputenc.

Specify the HTML character set, to be inserted in the HTML header.


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