# PasDoc » IncludeInSearchPath

Just like a Pascal compiler, PasDoc understands \$include compiler directive and reads include files. It searches for include files in the current directory and in all directories given with the --include CommandLine option. Examples:

```pasdoc --include c:\mysources\include --include c:\3rdparty\somelib\include ...

pasdoc --include c:\mysources\include;c:\3rdparty\somelib\include ...```

As shown in the first example it is possible to specify multiple `--include` options.

You can also specify multiple include paths per --include directive, separating them with the platform’s path separator (which is ':' on Unix and ';' on Windows) as shown in the second example. So both examples above (and the two below) are equivalent.

Another example when running under Unix:

```pasdoc --include /home/me/include --include /usr/local/pascal/include ...

pasdoc --include /home/me/include:/usr/local/pascal/include ...```

The short form of `--include` option is `-I` (upper case i).