Inventory-Rake-Tasks-YARD provides Rake tasks for YARD using your Inventory.


Install Inventory-Rake-Tasks-YARD with

% gem install inventory-rake-tasks-yard


Include the following code in your Rakefile (assuming that you’ve already set up Inventory-Rake:

Inventory::Rake::Tasks.unless_installing_dependencies do
  require 'inventory-rake-tasks-yard-1.0'

This’ll define the following tasks:

.yardopts (file)

Create .yardopts file; depends on the file defining this task and Rakefile.


Generate documentation in HTML format for all lib files in the inventory; depends on .yardopts file.

Inventory::Rake::Tasks::YARD takes a couple of options, but the ones you might want to adjust are


The options to pass to YARD; will be passed to `Shellwords.shelljoin`.


The globals to pass to YARD.


The files to process; mainly used if you want to add additional files to process beyond the lib files in the inventory.

The options passed to YARD will be augmented with any options you list in a file named .yardopts.task, where task is the name of the Rake task invoking YARD, for example, .yardopts.html for the default HTML-generating task. You can use this to add options that are local to your installation and should thus not be listed in the Rakefile itself.

See the API documentation for more information.


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Reporting Bugs

Please report any bugs that you encounter to the issue tracker.


Nikolai Weibull wrote the code, the tests, the manual pages, and this README.


Inventory-Rake-Tasks-YARD is free software: you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3 or later, as published by the Free Software Foundation.