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What is sdoc?

RDoc generator to build searchable HTML documentation for Ruby code.

  • sdoc - command line tool to run rdoc with generator=shtml (searchable HTML)
  • sdoc-merge - command line tool to merge multiple sdoc folders into a single documentation site

Getting Started

  # Install the gem
  gem install sdoc

  # Generate documentation for 'projectdir'
  sdoc projectdir


sdoc is simply a wrapper for the rdoc command line tool. See sdoc --help for more details. --fmt is set to shtml by default. The default template -T is shtml, but you can also use the direct template.


sdoc -o doc/rails -T direct rails


Usage: sdoc-merge [options] directories
    -n, --names [NAMES]              Names of merged repositories. Comma separated
    -o, --op [DIRECTORY]             Set the output directory
    -t, --title [TITLE]              Set the title of merged file


sdoc-merge --title "Ruby v1.9, Rails v2.3.2.1" --op merged --names "Ruby,Rails" ruby-v1.9 rails-v2.3.2.1

Rake Task

# Rakefile
require 'sdoc' # and use your RDoc task the same way you used it before do |rdoc|
  rdoc.rdoc_dir = 'doc/rdoc'
  rdoc.options << '--fmt' << 'shtml' # explictly set shtml generator
  rdoc.template = 'direct' # lighter template used on