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@module [[{<type>}] <moduleName>]

In JSDoc 3.3.0 and later, <moduleName> may include the module: prefix. In previous versions, you must omit this prefix.

Note: If you provide a type, you must also provide a name.


The @module tag marks the current file as being its own module. All symbols in the file are assumed to be members of the module unless documented otherwise.

Link to a module (e.g. within a @link or @see tag) using "module:moduleName". For example, "@module foo/bar" can be linked to using "{@link module:foo/bar}".

If the module name is not provided, it is derived from the module's path and filename. For example, suppose I have a file test.js, located in the src directory, that contains the block comment /** @module */. Here are some scenarios for running JSDoc and the resulting module names for test.js:

Derived module names if none is provided.
# from src/
jsdoc ./test.js   # module name 'test'

# from src's parent directory:
jsdoc src/test.js # module name 'src/test'
jsdoc -r src/     # module name 'test'


The following example shows the namepaths that are used for symbols in a module. The first symbol is a module-private, or "inner," variable--it can be only accessed within the module. The second symbol is a static function that is exported by the module.

Basic @module use
/** @module myModule */

/** will be module:myModule~foo */
var foo = 1;

/** will be module:myModule.bar */
var bar = function() {};

When an exported symbol is defined as a member of module.exports, exports, or this, JSDoc infers that the symbol is a static member of the module.

In the following example, the Book class is documented as a static member, "module:bookshelf.Book", with one instance member, "module:bookshelf.Book#title".

Defining exported symbols as a member of 'this'
/** @module bookshelf */
/** @class */
this.Book = function (title) {
    /** The title. */
    this.title = title;

In the following example, the two functions have the namepaths "module:color/mixer.blend" and "module:color/mixer.darken".

Defining exported symbols as a member of 'module.exports' or 'exports'
/** @module color/mixer */
module.exports = {
    /** Blend two colours together. */
    blend: function (color1, color2) {}
/** Darkens a color. */
exports.darken = function (color, shade) {};

See Documenting JavaScript Modules for further examples.