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ERIC6_DOC(1) General Commands Manual ERIC6_DOC(1)


eric6_doc - eric6 documentation generator


eric6_doc [options] files...

where files can be be either Python modules, package directories or ordinary directories.


This manual page documents briefly the eric6_doc command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation provided in the file /usr/share/doc/eric/README-eric6-doc.txt.gz in plain text format.

eric6_doc is the documentation generator of the eric6 IDE. Source code documentation may be included as ordinary Python doc-strings or as documentation comments. For Quixote Template file (PTL) only documentation comments are available due to the inner workings of Quixote. Documentation comments start with the string ###, followed by the contents and ended by ###. Every line of the documentation comments contents must start with a # (see example below).


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.
-p prefix or --prefix=prefix
Prepend given prefix to file names.
-o directory or --outdir=directory
Generate files in the named directory.
-R, -r or --recursive
Perform a recursive search for Python files.
-x directory or --exclude=directory
Specify a directory basename to be excluded. This option may be repeated multiple times.
-i or --noindex
Don't generate index files.
-e or --noempty
Don't include empty modules.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.


eric6(1), eric6_api(1), eric6_browser(1), eric6_compare(1), eric6_configure(1), eric6_diff(1), eric6_editor(1), eric6_helpviewer(1), eric6_iconeditor(1), eric6_plugininstall(1), eric6_pluginrepository(1), eric6_pluginuninstall(1), eric6_qregexp(1), eric6_re(1), eric6_shell(1), eric6_sqlbrowser(1), eric6_tray(1), eric6_trpreviewer(1), eric6_uipreviewer(1), eric6_unittest(1), eric6_webbrowser(1)


This manual page was written by Torsten Marek <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
January 31, 2010