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rustdoc - generate documentation from Rust source code

rustdoc [OPTIONS] INPUT

This tool generates API reference documentation by extracting comments from source code written in the Rust language, available at https://www.rust-lang.org. It accepts several input formats and provides several output formats for the generated documentation.

-r, --input-format FORMAT
rust
-w, --output-format FORMAT
html
-o, --output OUTPUT,
where to place the output (default: doc/ for html)
--passes LIST
space‐separated list of passes to run (default: '')
--no-defaults
don't run the default passes
--plugins LIST
space-separated list of plugins to run (default: '')
--plugin-path DIR
directory to load plugins from (default: /tmp/rustdoc_ng/plugins)
--target TRIPLE
target triple to document
--crate-name NAME
specify the name of this crate
-L, --library-path DIR
directory to add to crate search path
--cfg SPEC
pass a --cfg to rustc
--extern VAL
pass an --extern to rustc
--test
run code examples as tests
--test-args ARGS
pass arguments to the test runner
--html-in-header FILE
file to add to <head>
--html-before-content FILES
files to include inline between <body> and the content of a rendered Markdown file or generated documentation
--markdown-before-content FILES
files to include inline between <body> and the content of a rendered Markdown file or generated documentation
--html-after-content FILES
files to include inline between the content and </body> of a rendered Markdown file or generated documentation
--markdown-after-content FILES
files to include inline between the content and </body> of a rendered Markdown file or generated documentation
--markdown-css FILES
CSS files to include via <link> in a rendered Markdown file Markdown file or generated documentation
--markdown-playground-url URL
URL to send code snippets to
--markdown-no-toc
don't include table of contents
-h, --extend-css
to redefine some css rules with a given file to generate doc with your own theme
-V, --version
Print rustdoc's version

The rustdoc tool can generate output in an HTML format.

If using an HTML format, then the specified output destination will be the root directory of an HTML structure for all the documentation. Pages will be placed into this directory, and source files will also possibly be rendered into it as well.

To generate documentation for the source in the current directory: $ rustdoc hello.rs

List all available passes that rustdoc has, along with default passes: $ rustdoc --passes list

The generated HTML can be viewed with any standard web browser.

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See https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/issues for issues.

See the version control history or https://thanks.rust-lang.org

This work is dual‐licensed under Apache 2.0 and MIT terms. See COPYRIGHT file in the rust source distribution.
September 2021 rustdoc 1.55.0