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The Sphinx documentation tool on Alpine linux.
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This image can be used to write Sphinx docs and check HTML rendering.

Starting the Container

Locate your Sphinx project directory (e.g. /my/sphinx/project) and launch the docker container as follows.

docker run -d --name sphinx --volume /my/sphinx/project:/docs -p 8000:8000 sncr/sphinx


Then, wait a minute and open http://localhost:8000/.


Port 8000 is used by sphinx-autobuild. For sphinx-autobuild to work, make sure that your Sphinx Makefile includes the following target.

    sphinx-autobuild --host -b html $(ALLSPHINXOPTS) $(BUILDDIR)/html

Your built HTML documentation will be available at http://localhost:8000/. When you change the source document, the HTML will be built automatically and the page will refresh itself. (WARNING: On Windows, the auto-build and auto-refresh doesn't work.)

Executing Sphinx Commands Manually

If you want to interact with sphinx manually, you can open a shell in the container and run make commands.
For example,

docker exec -it sphinx /bin/sh
make clean
make html
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