If I generate javadocs for my project, then NB will put them in /dist/.
But NB will immediately delete those files the very next time I debug.
Since I don’t want to have wait for NB to regenerate them overtime i need one, I copied the folder out of /dist/ and into more permanent directory nearby.
But I don’t see how to tell NetBeans to go search for them there.
I searched through project properties and NetBeans Preferences. But I didn’t see anything “javadocs path” variable.
I googled this, figuring I can’t be the first Netbeans user that wants to use Javadocs, and it suggested that I go to Tools/Libraries.
There are many libraries described in that dialog, but they aren’t ones I control so I feel like this dialog is a good place for me to experiment.
I found a similar javadoc tab in the “platform manager” dialog. But again, I don’t control the platform. If I delete the wrong thing in there, I could make things worse.