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A streamlined static site generator for project documentation based on Docco. "Husky" because it's bigger and more irregular than Docco, like Husky Jeans you would buy at Sears back in the day.

A fork of Docco, intended to go beyond the appropriate scope of Docco itself. Forked because Docco itself is pretty simple and this is intended to diverge. The initial fork included merged pull requests from nevir and jswartwood for their work on supporting recursive directories and an improved "Jump To" menu.


Check out the generated documentation for this project.

Or these other samples


Possible Gotchas

  • Docco requires Pygments to be installed and will try to install it if it's not already.
  • Perl is required for cloc

To install via npm into your project:

npm install docco-husky

Install globally:

[sudo] npm install -g docco-husky

Or include as a dependency in your package.json

Generating Documentation

docco-husky will generate docs in a ./docs directory. It accepts multiple files (including wildcards) and directories for it to recurse.

docco-husky -name "" 

Optional configuration in your package.json. The project name can alternatively be passed in the package.json configuration and it will override the value passed in the -name option.

"docco_husky": {
    "css": "path/to/alternative/css/file.css"
    "output_dir": "docs/out",                   // default "docs"
    "content_dir": "docs/my_markdown_files",    // default null
    "project_name": "Your Project name",
    "show_timestamp": true                      // default true


# from a local install
./node_modules/.bin/docco-husky app.js lib public

with a project name

./node_modules/.bin/docco-husky -name "My Project" app.js lib public

with wildcards

./node_modules/.bin/docco-husky -name "My Project" *.js lib public

with global install

docco-husky -name "My Project" *.js lib public

Other Markdown Content

docco-husky can also include other markdown content from your project. It expects the markdown files to be in a specified directory configured with contentdir. It walks the directory recursively and puts the resulting files in your the outputdir root including a relative subdirectory.

You can manually link to these files from your or optionally if there is a file in your contentdir directory, this will be injected into the package.json section of the main page just below the module name and description in index.html. This is a convenient way to reference any additional documents in your index.html that you don't want in your file. One reason you may not want links in your file is that these relative links will not resolve when Github renders your project's file.


docco-husky will write generated files to ./docs by default or to the directory specified in the package.json config as output_dir

For all source files, the output will be like . (e.g. foo.js) --> .html (e.g. foo.html).

An index.html will be generated and will include a formatted version of a if your project includes it, some details from the a package.json file, and project stats generated by cloc.

Single line comments will only be parsed with the exception os Javascript (as of 0.2.0) which is in an early experimental state.

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