phpDocumentor works perfectly fine without a configuration file; but by using it you can make generating your documentation easier.
phpDocumentor uses an XML-based configuration file with quite a few options; in this document we will go into a few common uses and how to set this up.
The easiest solution is to place the configuration file in the root of your project with the name
phpdoc.dist.xml. This file can be committed to a Revision Control System and thus will the settings always be
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <phpdocumentor configVersion="3" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="https://www.phpdoc.org" > <title>phpDocumentor</title> <paths> <output>docs/.build</output> </paths> </phpdocumentor>
Read more about configuation: Configuration .
You can get more information on the phpDocumentor configuration file by reading the XSD.