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This utility accepts an SQLite header file sqlite3.h and produces a set of decently well-formed mdoc(7) files documenting the C API. These will be roughly equivalent to the C-language Interface Specification for SQLite.

You can also use it for any file(s) using the documentation standards of SQLite. See the sqlite2mdoc.1 manpage for syntax details.

Note: this only works with sqlite3, not the original sqlite.h format.

Release snapshots are archived in


Run ./configure then make.

This utility isn't meant for installation, but for integration into your SQLite deployment phase. You can run make install, however, if you plan on using it for other documentation.

There are no compile-time or run-time dependencies.

This software has been tested and run on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, IllumOS, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Linux (glibc and musl).


I've used mandoc to generate some Markdown from the mdoc(7) output.


All sources use the ISC (like OpenBSD) license. See the file for details.