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README - General description of the doxphinx project

Copyright (C) 2018-2023 Angel Linares Zapater

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the COPYING file.

This program is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Getting started

doxphinx is a theme for the Sphinx documentation system. The purpose of doxphinx is to provide a single mechanism to generate the documentation of a project, both in HTML and PDF formats, from a common source.

This common source of documentation consists of a set of text files written in reStructuredText markup language along with a set of conventions for writing and organizing the different files. The Sphinx tool can then be used to automatically generate a HTML website or a PDF book, both from the same single documentation source.

How to use

In order to use doxphinx to document any project, just install it using:

$ pip install doxphinx

Then create a directory for the documentation files and using the Sphinx tool:

$ sphinx-quickstart

Initialize the directory as a Sphinx project and configure the file that has been created, and you are ready to build the documentation using doxphinx.

See "The doxphinx Handbook" <> to learn how to use doxphinx in your documentation project.

At this point you can focus on the actual documentation work for your project. Whenever the documentation is ready to be published or updated, use Sphinx to format again the HTML website or the PDF book from the documentation source files.


The doxphinx project is in STABLE status.

More information

The COPYING file contains the GNU License for this software.

The RELEASE file describes the main changes in this release.

See for more information.