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NAME

       fpdoc - The FPC Pascal unit documentation generator.

SYNOPSIS

       fpdoc   --input=inputcommand  [--output=output]  [--format=fmt]  [--descr=descriptionfile]
       [--package=packagename] [options]

Description

       fpdoc scans a Free Pascal unit source  file  and  generates  documentation  for  it.   The
       documentation  can  be  in  various formats (currently HTML and LaTeX) It can read various
       description files which contain the description for the various symbols found in the  unit
       file.

Usage

       You  can  invoke  fpdoc  with  as  the  only  required  argument the 'input' and 'package'
       arguments.  It should at least contain the name of the unit file for  which  documentation
       should be generated and the name of the package to which the unit belongs.

Options

       fpdoc has several options, most of them optional, defaults will be used in most cases.

       --content
              This  option tells fpdoc to generate a content file. A content file contains a list
              of all the possible anchors (labels) in the generated documentation file,  and  can
              be  used  to  create  cross-links  in  documentation for different units, using the
              --import option.

       --cputarget=value
              This option tells fpdoc for  which  CPU  to  generate  documentation.  This  simply
              defines the appropriate CPU macros.

       --descr=descfile
              This  option  specifies  the  name of a description file descfile that contains the
              actual documentation for the unit.  This option can be  given  several  times,  for
              several description files.

       --descr-dir=dir
              This option specifies the name of a directory with XML description files, named dir
              This option can be given several times, for several description directories.   This
              option  is  equivalent  to  specifying  all files in the directory with the --descr
              option.

       --dont-trim
              This option tells fpdoc not to trim whitespace  in  the  XML  files.   By  default,
              whitespace  is  trimmed  from the input, which can have undesirable side-effects in
              for instance PRE tags.

       --dry-run
              This option tells fpdoc not to generate any output, but just parse all input.  This
              can  be  used  with  the  verbose  option  to  check  what  errors  remain  in  the
              documentation, or what is still missing.

       --format=fmt
              Specifies the format fmt in which the documentation will  be  generated.  Currenly,
              the following formats are known:

              chm    CHM with 8.3 conforming filenames, for windows mostly.

              dxml   Delphi compatible XML output.

              htm    HTML with 8.3 conforming filenames.

              html   HTML with long filenames.

              ipf    IPF output (OS/2 format, can be used with docview from fpGUI).

              xhtml  XHTML with long filesnames.

              latex  LaTex, which uses the fpc.sty style used by the Free Pascal documentation.

              man    man page output (unix manual pages, one page per identifier).

              rtf    RTF output.

              txt    Plain text output.

              xml-struct
                     Structured XML.

       --help Show a command-line option summary.

       --hide-protected
              By  default,  the documentation will include descriptions and listings of protected
              fields and methods in classes or objects. This option changes this behaviour; if it
              is  specified,  no  documentation  will  be  generated for these methods. Note that
              public methods or properties that refer to these protected method will then have  a
              dangling (i.e. unavailable) link.

       --html-search=link
              Adds  an  entry  for  an  HTML  search  page at location link in the headers of the
              generated HTML pages. There is no search page provided, this  should  be  made  and
              provided by the user.

       --import=impfile
              imports  a content file impfile from another documentation set. This can be used to
              resolve references to elements within this other documentation file;

       --input=cmd
              This option tells fpdoc what input file should be used. The  argument  cmd  can  be
              just a filename, but can also be a complete compiler command-line with options that
              concern the scanning of the pascal source: defines, include files, syntax  options,
              as  they would be specified to the free pascal compiler when compiling the file. If
              a complete command is used, then it should be enclosed in single or double  quotes,
              so  the  shell  will  not  break them in parts.  It is possible to specify multiple
              input commands; they will  be  treated  one  by  one,  and  documentation  will  be
              generated for each of them.

       --input-dir=dir
              This option tells fpdoc to add all .pas and .pp files in the directory named cmd as
              input files to the documenter. This is equivalend to specifying all  files  in  the
              directory with the --input command.

       --lang=language
              Sets  the  language  for the output file. This will mainly set the strings used for
              the headers in various parts of the documentation  files  (by  default  they're  in
              english). Currently, valid options are

              de     German.

              fr     French.

              nl     Dutch.

       --latex-extension=ext
              Sets  the  extension  to  use for the LaTeX file to ext the default is .tex (with .
              (dot) included).

       --latex-highlight
              Switches on an internal latex syntax highlighter. This is not yet  implemented.  By
              default, syntax highlighting is provided by the syntax package that comes with fpc.

       --mo-dir=dir
              This option tells fpdoc where to look for the translation files that can be used to
              internationalize  fpdoc's output.

       --ostarget=value
              This option tells fpdoc for which operating system to generate documentation.  This
              simply defines the appropriate operating system macros.

       --output=name
              This  option tells fpdoc where the output file should be generated. How this option
              is interpreted depends on the format that is used. For latex, name  is  interpreted
              as the filename for the tex file. For all other formats, name is interpreted as the
              directory where all documentation files will be  written.  The  directory  will  be
              created if it does not yet exist. Standard this equals the package name.

       --package=packagename
              Specifies  the  package name. All units will be documented as part of packagename ,
              which is also the default output filename or directory.  Only  documentation  nodes
              inside a package node with this name will be considered when documenting.

       --parse-impl
              (Experimental)  try to parse the implementation of a unit too, this can be used for
              syntax checking.

       --project=file
              This option tells fpdoc to read all options from a project file.  This  is  an  XML
              file,  please  see the documentation for more information about the format for this
              file.

       --show-private
              By default, no documentation is generated for  private  methods  or  fields.   This
              option causes fpdoc to generate documentation for these methods as well.

       --verbose
              By  default,  fpdoc  is  sparse with output. This tells fpdoc to generate some more
              information about what it is doing.

       --warn-no-node
              If this option is specified, fpdoc will emit a  warning  if  it  does  not  find  a
              description node for an identifier it is documenting.

       --write-project=file
              If  this  option  is  specified,  fpdoc  will  write  a  fpdoc project file (to the
              specified file name) that corresponds to the command-line options given.

SEE ALSO

              ppc386(1) latex(1) makeskel(1)