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doc2dash 0.3.1

Convert docs to docsets.

Latest Version: 2.2.0

doc2dash is a MIT licensed extensible Documentation Set generator intended to be used with the dash API browser for OS X.

If you’ve never hear of dash, you’re missing out: Together with doc2dash it’s all your API documentation at your fingertips!

doc2dash is proudly written in Python 3 (but seems to work with 2.7 too at the moment).

Supported input types

Currently, the following source types are supported:

Feel free to help adding more! While doc2dash is implemented in Python, the scope for the supported documentation types is unlimited. So go on and submit a parser for your favourite Ruby, Haskell, Lisp, Erlang, JavaScript, … format!


The usage is as simple as:

$ doc2dash -A <docdir>

doc2dash will create a new directory called “<docdir>.docset” in ~/Library/Application Support/doc2dash/DocSets containing a dash-compatible docset with a SQLite index. When finished, the docset is automatically added to dash.

Full usage:

usage: doc2dash [-h] [--force] [--name NAME] [--version] [--quiet] [--verbose]
             [--destination DESTINATION] [--add-to-dash] [-A]

positional arguments:
  source                Source directory containing API documentation in a
                        supported format.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --force, -f           force overwriting if destination already exists
  --name NAME, -n NAME  name docset explicitly
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  --quiet, -q           limit output to errors and warnings
  --verbose, -v         be verbose
                        destination directory for docset (default is current),
                        ignored if -A is specified
  --add-to-dash, -a     automatically add resulting docset to dash
  -A                    create docset in doc2dash's default directory and add
                        resulting docset to dash
  --icon ICON, -i ICON  add PNG icon to docset


The latest stable version can be always found on PyPI and can therefore be installed using a simple:

$ pip-3.2 install --user doc2dash

The easiest way known to me to get Python 3.2 on OS X is using homebrew:

$ brew install python3

The installation of pip should be as easy as:

$ curl | python3.2
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
doc2dash-0.3.1.tar.gz (md5) Source 2012-06-28 8KB