sphinx-quickstart

Synopsis

sphinx-quickstart

Description

sphinx-quickstart is an interactive tool that asks some questions about your project and then generates a complete documentation directory and sample Makefile to be used with sphinx-build(1).

Options

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode that will skip interactive wizard to specify options. This option requires -p, -a and -v options.

-h, --help, --version

Display usage summary or Sphinx version.

Structure Options

--sep

If specified, separate source and build directories.

--dot=DOT

Inside the root directory, two more directories will be created; “_templates” for custom HTML templates and “_static” for custom stylesheets and other static files. You can enter another prefix (such as “.”) to replace the underscore.

Project Basic Options

-p PROJECT, --project=PROJECT

Project name will be set. (see project).

-a AUTHOR, --author=AUTHOR

Author names. (see copyright).

-v VERSION

Version of project. (see version).

-r RELEASE, --release=RELEASE

Release of project. (see release).

-l LANGUAGE, --language=LANGUAGE

Document language. (see language).

--suffix=SUFFIX

Source file suffix. (see source_suffix).

--master=MASTER

Master document name. (see master_doc).

Extension Options

--ext-autodoc

Enable sphinx.ext.autodoc extension.

--ext-doctest

Enable sphinx.ext.doctest extension.

--ext-intersphinx

Enable sphinx.ext.intersphinx extension.

--ext-todo

Enable sphinx.ext.todo extension.

--ext-coverage

Enable sphinx.ext.coverage extension.

--ext-imgmath

Enable sphinx.ext.imgmath extension.

--ext-mathjax

Enable sphinx.ext.mathjax extension.

--ext-ifconfig

Enable sphinx.ext.ifconfig extension.

--ext-viewcode

Enable sphinx.ext.viewcode extension.

--ext-githubpages

Enable sphinx.ext.githubpages extension.

--extensions=EXTENSIONS

Enable arbitrary extensions.

Makefile and Batchfile Creation Options

--use-make-mode (-m), --no-use-make-mode (-M)

Makefile/make.bat uses (or doesn’t use) make-mode. Default is use, which generates a more concise Makefile/make.bat.

Changed in version 1.5: make-mode is default.

--makefile, --no-makefile

Create (or not create) makefile.

--batchfile, --no-batchfile

Create (or not create) batchfile

Project templating

New in version 1.5: Project templating options for sphinx-quickstart

-t, --templatedir=TEMPLATEDIR

Template directory for template files. You can modify the templates of sphinx project files generated by quickstart. Following Jinja2 template files are allowed:

  • master_doc.rst_t

  • conf.py_t

  • Makefile_t

  • Makefile.new_t

  • make.bat_t

  • make.bat.new_t

In detail, please refer the system template files Sphinx provides. (sphinx/templates/quickstart)

-d NAME=VALUE

Define a template variable

See also

sphinx-build(1)