cloc - statistics utility to count lines of code
cloc [options] <FILE|DIR> ...
Count physical lines of source code in the given files (may be archives
such as compressed tarballs or zip files) and/or recursively below the
given directories. Counts blank lines, comment lines, and physical
lines of source code in many programming languages. It is written
entirely in Perl, using only modules from the standard distribution.
This option is only needed if cloc is unable to figure out how to
extract the contents of the input file(s) by itself. Use <cmd> to
extract binary archive files (e.g.: .tar.gz, .zip, .Z). Use the
literal ’>FILE<’ as a stand-in for the actual file(s) to be
extracted. For example, to count lines of code in the input files
gcc-4.2.tar.gz perl-5.8.8.tar.gz on Unix use:
--extract-with='gzip -dc >FILE< | tar xf -
or, if you have GNU tar:
--extract-with='tar zxf >FILE'
and on Windows, use:
--extract-with="\"c:\Program Files\WinZip\WinZip32.exe\" -e -o >FILE<
Take the list of file and/or directory names to process from FILE
which has one file/directory name per line. See also
Check binary files to see if they contain Unicode expanded ASCII
text. This causes performance to drop noticably.
Report results for every source file encountered.
Report results for every source file encountered in addition to
reporting by language.
Process all files that have a EXT extension with the counter for
language LANG. For example, to count all .f files with the Fortran
90 counter (which expects files to end with .f90) instead of the
default Fortran 77 counter, use:
If EXT is omitted, every file will be counted with the LANG
counter. This option can be specified multiple times (but that is
only useful when EXT is given each time). See also --script-lang.
Process binary files in addition to text files. This is usually a
bad idea and should only be attempted with text files that have
embedded binary data.
Load from <file> the language processing filters. (see also
--write-lang-def) then use these filters instead of the built-in
Process all files that invoke <s> as a "#!" scripting language with
the counter for language LANG. For example, files that begin with
"#!/usr/local/bin/perl5.8.8" will be counted with the Perl counter
The language name is case insensitive but the name of the script
language executable, <s>, must have the right case. This option can
be specified multiple times. See also --force-lang.
Use DIR as the scratch directory instead of letting File::Temp
chose the location. Files written to this location are not removed
at the end of the run (as they are with File::Temp).
Skip the file uniqueness check. This will give a performance boost
at the expense of counting files with identical contents multiple
times (if such duplicates exist).
For each file processed, write to the current directory a version
of the file which has blank lines and comments removed. The name of
each stripped file is the original file name with ".EXT" appended
to it. It is written to the current directory unless
<--original-dir> is on.
Write the stripped files the same directory as the original files.
Only effective in combination with --strip-comments.
Input arguments are report files previously created with the
--report-file option. Makes a cumulative set of results containing
the sum of data from the individual report files.
Exclude the given comma separated directories from being scanned.
will skip all files that match "/.cache/" or "/test/" as part of
their path. Directories named ".cvs" and ".svn" are always
Exclude the given comma separated languages from being counted.
Ignore files whose names appear in FILE. FILE should have one entry
per line. Relative path names will be resolved starting from the
directory where cloc is invoked. See also --list-file.
Only count files whose basenames match the Perl regex. For example
this only counts files at start with Widget or widget:
Count all files except those whose basenames match the Perl regex.
On Windows, ignore hidden files.
Save names of categorized files to FILE.
Save names of processed source files to FILE.
Print this usage information and exit.
Save names of every file found to FILE.
Save names of ignored files and the reason they were ignored to
Print to STDOUT processed source code before and after each filter
Print information about all known (or just the given) file
extensions and exit.
Print information about all known (or just the given) languages and
Turn on verbose with optional numeric value.
Print the version of this program and exit.
Writes to FILE the language processing filters then exits. Useful
as a first step to creating custom language definitions. See
Suppress third-generation language output. This option can cause
report summation to fail f some reports were produced with this
option hile others were produced without it.)
Show progress update after every NUMBER files are processed
(default NUMBER=100). Set NUMBER to 0 to suppress progress output;
useful when redirecting output to stdout.
Suppress all information messages except for the final report.
Write the results to FILE instead of STDOUT.
Synonym for --report-file=FILE.
Write the results as comma separated values.
Write results as SQL create and insert statements which can be read
by a database program such as SQLite. If FILE is 1, output is sent
Use NAME as the project identifier for the current run. Only valid
with the --sql option.
Append SQL insert statements to the file specified by --sql and do
not generate table creation option.
Write the results in XML.
Reference FILE as an XSL stylesheet within the XML output. If FILE
is not given, writes a default stylesheet, cloc.xsl. This switch
forces --xml to be on.
Write the results in YAML.
Program was written by Al Danial <firstname.lastname@example.org> and is Copyright
(C) 2006-2010 Northrop Grumman Corporation, released under the GNU GPL
version 2 or (at your option) any later version.
This manual page was written by Jari Aalto <email@example.com>, for
the Debian GNU system (but may be used by others). Updated by Jari
Aalto <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Released under license GNU GPL version 2
or (at your option) any later version. For more information about
license, visit <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>.