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Programming language: Python
License: MIT License
Tags: Document Management    
Latest version: v0.0.13

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README

[docat](doc/assets/docat-teaser.png)

Host your docs. Simple. Versioned. Fancy.

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Getting started

The simplest way is to build and run the docker container, you can optionally use volumes to persist state:

# run container in background and persist data (docs, nginx configs and tokens database)
# use 'ghcr.io/docat-org/docat:unstable' to get the latest changes
mkdir -p docat-run/db && touch docat-run/db/db.json
docker run \
  --detach \
  --volume $PWD/docat-run/doc:/var/docat/doc/ \
  --volume $PWD/docat-run/db/db.json:/app/docat/db.json \
  --publish 8000:80 \
  ghcr.io/docat-org/docat

Alternative: Mount a dedicated directory to host db.json :

# run container in background and persist data (docs, nginx configs and tokens database)
# use 'ghcr.io/docat-org/docat:unstable' to get the latest changes
mkdir -p docat-run/db && touch docat-run/db/db.json
docker run \
  --detach \
  --volume $PWD/docat-run/doc:/var/docat/doc/ \
  --volume $PWD/docat-run/db:/var/docat/db/ \
  --env DOCAT_DB_PATH=/var/docat/db/db.json
  --publish 8000:80 \
  ghcr.io/docat-org/docat

Go to localhost:8000 to view your docat instance:

[docat screenshot](doc/assets/docat-screenshot.png)

Local Development

For local development, first configure and start the backend (inside the docat/ folder):

# create a folder for local development (uploading docs)
DEV_DOC_PATH="$(mktemp -d)"

# install dependencies
poetry install

# run the local development version
DOCAT_SERVE_FILES=1 DOCAT_DOC_PATH="$DEV_DOC_PATH" poetry run python -m docat

After this you need to start the frontend (inside the web/ folder):

# install dependencies
yarn install --frozen-lockfile

# run the web app
yarn serve

For more advanced options, have a look at the [backend](docat/README.md) and [web](web/README.md) docs.

Push Documentation to docat

The preferred way to push documentation to a docat server is using the docatl command line application:

docatl push --host http://localhost:8000 /path/to/your/docs PROJECT VERSION

There are also docker images available for CI systems.

Using Standard UNIX Command Line Tools

If you have static html documentation or use something like mkdocs, sphinx, ... to generate your documentation, you can push it to docat:

# create a zip of your docs
zip -r docs.zip /path/to/your-docs
# upload them to the docat server (replace PROJECT/VERSION with your projectname and the version of the docs)
curl -X POST -F "[email protected]" http://localhost:8000/api/PROJECT/VERSION

When you have multiple versions you may want to tag some version as latest:

# tag the version VERSION of project PROJECT as latest
curl -X PUT http://localhost:8000/api/PROJECT/VERSION/tags/latest

Advanced config.json

It is possible to configure some things after the fact.

  1. Create a config.json file
  2. Mount it inside your docker container --volume /path/to/config.json:/var/www/html/config.json

Supported config options:

  • headerHTML