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Sphinx-build is a command line tool used to generate documentation from reStructuredText source files. It is a part of the Sphinx documentation generation system, written in Python. Sphinx-build takes several input files formatted in reStructuredText and converts them into various output formats, like HTML, PDF, ePub, etc. It uses a set of configurable templates to create consistent and visually appealing documentation. Sphinx-build supports automatic cross-referencing, allowing easy navigation between different sections of the documentation. It provides a built-in indexing system, making it easy to search for specific keywords or topics within the generated documentation. Sphinx-build supports internationalization, allowing documentation to be generated in multiple languages. It offers various extensions and plugins to enhance the functionality of the documentation. Sphinx-build includes a powerful configuration file that allows fine-tuning and customization of the documentation generation process. It is widely used in the software development community for creating professional-grade documentation for projects.

List of commands for sphinx-build:

  • sphinx-build:tldr:ee133 sphinx-build: Build documentation.
    $ sphinx-build -b ${select} ${path-to-source_dir} ${path-to-build_dir}
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