cobertura-instrument — add coverage instrumentation to existing classes
cobertura-instrument [--basedir dir] [--datafile file] [--destination
dir] [--ignore regex] classes [...]
cobertura-instrument inserts instrumentation instructions directly into
your compiled Java classes. When these instructions are encountered by
the Java Virtual Machine, the inserted code increments various counters
so that it is possible to tell which instructions have been encountered
and which have not.
Classes may be specified individually, or as a directory tree
containing multiple classes.
Specify the base directory containing the classes you want to
instrument. This command line parameter should appear before
any classes. If you are instrumenting classes in different
directories, you should specify multiple basedirs.
Specify the name of the file to use for storing the metadata
about your classes. This is a single file containing
serialized Java classes. It contains information about the
names of classes in your project, their method names, line
numbers, etc. It will be updated as your tests are run, and
will be referenced by the Cobertura reporting command.
Default value: "./cobertura.ser".
Specify the output directory for the instrumented classes.
If no destination directory is specified, then the
uninstrumented classes will be overwritten with their
Specify a regular expression to filter out certain lines of
your source code. This is useful for ignoring logging
statements, for example. You can have as many <ignore/>
statements as you want. By default no files are ignored.
junit(1), cobertura-check(1), cobertura-report(1), cobertura-merge(1).
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