Task to process phpdoc (see:
PhpDocumentor v2.2.0 is embedded within ant4x.jar (see:


If you get error message :
phpDocumentor.EMERGENCY: phpDocumentor detected that a requirement is missing in your system setup: The XSL writer was unable to find your XSLTProcessor; please check if you have installed the PHP XSL extension or XSLCache extension [] []
Please install (linux debian):
$ apt-get install php5-xsl

Shell command

 project:run [-t|--target[="..."]] [-f|--filename[="..."]] [-d|--directory[="..."]] [--encoding[="..."]] [-e|--extensions[="..."]] [-i|--ignore[="..."]] [--ignore-tags[="..."]] [--hidden] [--ignore-symlinks] [-m|--markers[="..."]] [--title[="..."]] [--force] [--validate] [--visibility[="..."]] [--defaultpackagename[="..."]] [--sourcecode] [-p|--progressbar] [--template[="..."]] [--parseprivate] [-c|--config[="..."]] [--log[="..."]]

Aliases: run
 --target (-t)         Path where to store the generated output
 --filename (-f)       Comma-separated list of files to parse. The wildcards ? and * are supported (multiple values allowed)
 --directory (-d)      Comma-separated list of directories to (recursively) parse (multiple values allowed)
 --encoding            encoding to be used to interpret source files with
 --extensions (-e)     Comma-separated list of extensions to parse, defaults to php, php3 and phtml (multiple values allowed)
 --ignore (-i)         Comma-separated list of file(s) and directories that will be ignored. Wildcards * and ? are supported (multiple values allowed)
 --ignore-tags         Comma-separated list of tags that will be ignored, defaults to none. package, subpackage and ignore may not be ignored. (multiple values allowed)
 --hidden              set to on to descend into hidden directories (directories starting with '.'), default is on
 --ignore-symlinks     Ignore symlinks to other files or directories, default is on
 --markers (-m)        Comma-separated list of markers/tags to filter (multiple values allowed)
 --title               Sets the title for this project; default is the phpDocumentor logo
 --force               Forces a full build of the documentation, does not increment existing documentation
 --validate            Validates every processed file using PHP Lint, costs a lot of performance
 --visibility          Specifies the parse visibility that should be displayed in the documentation (comma separated e.g. "public,protected")
 --defaultpackagename  Name to use for the default package. (default: "Default")
 --sourcecode          Whether to include syntax highlighted source code
 --progressbar (-p)    Whether to show a progress bar; will automatically quiet logging to stdout
 --template            Name of the template to use (optional) (multiple values allowed)
 --parseprivate        Whether to parse DocBlocks marked with @internal tag
 --config (-c)         Location of a custom configuration file
 --log                 Log file to write to
 --help (-h)           Display this help message.
 --quiet (-q)          Do not output any message.
 --verbose (-v|vv|vvv) Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
 --version (-V)        Display this application version.
 --ansi                Force ANSI output.
 --no-ansi             Disable ANSI output.
 --no-interaction (-n) Do not ask any interactive question.

 phpDocumentor creates documentation from PHP source files. The simplest way
 to use it is:
     $ phpdoc run -d [directory to parse] -t [output directory]
 This will parse every file ending with .php, .php3 and .phtml in <directory
 to parse> and then output a HTML site containing easily readable documentation
 in <output directory>.
 phpDocumentor will try to look for a phpdoc.dist.xml or phpdoc.xml file in your
 current working directory and use that to override the default settings if
 present. In the configuration file can you specify the same settings (and
 more) as the command line provides.
 Other commands
 In addition to this command phpDocumentor also supports additional commands:
 Available commands:
 You can get a more detailed listing of the commands using the list
 command and get help by prepending the word help to the command

PhpDocumentor task parameters

Attribute Description Value Required
target Path where to store the generated output yes
directory Comma-separated list of directories to (recursively) parse (multiple values allowed) yes


/!\ php must be installed on the system and set up in the PATH.

<project name="phpdoc task"> 

  <taskdef name="phpdoc" 

  <target name="phpdoc"> 
    <phpdoc target="api" directory="dir1,dir2" />