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standalone-haddock generates standalone haddock Haskell documentation.

Note: you need this program to publish haddocks on your own website. If you want to upload haddocks to hackage instead, follow these instructions.

When you simply run cabal haddock, the resulting HTML documentation contains hyperlinks to other packages on your system. As a result, you cannot publish it on the internet (well, you can, but the links will be broken).

standalone-haddock takes several packages for which you want to publish documentation. It generates documentation for them with proper links:

  • links to identifiers inside this package set are relative
  • links to identifiers from external packages lead to hackage

Thus the resulting directory with HTML files is relocatable and publishable.

TL;DR: it just works. See the haskell-suite documentation for an example output.


Usage: standalone-haddock [--package-db DB-PATH] -o OUTPUT-PATH [PACKAGE-PATH]

Available options:
  -h,--help                Show this help text
  --package-db DB-PATH     Additional package database
  -o OUTPUT-PATH           Directory where html files will be placed

PACKAGE-PATH is the path to the (unpacked) package — i.e. a directory with a .cabal file.

For example:

standalone-haddock -o doc haskell-names haskell-packages haskell-src-exts hse-cpp cabal/Cabal

NOTE: dependencies of every package need to be already installed in the system with documentation (even those dependencies that themselves belong to the current package set).

By default, only the global database is read. Other databases can be included with the --package-db option. For example, to include the standard local database:

standalone-haddock -o doc --package-db $HOME/.ghc/i386-linux-7.6.3/package.conf.d pkg1 pkg2

(replace i386-linux-7.6.3 with your platform id).

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