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       cppcheck - Simple syntax checking of C/C++.


       cppcheck [--append [file]] [--enable=[id]] [--error-exitcode=[n]]
                [--force] [--help] [-I[dir]] [-j[jobs]] [--quiet] [--style]
                [--suppressions [file]] [--template ['text']]
                [--unused-functions] [--verbose] [--version] [--xml]
                [file or path] ...


       Tool for static C/C++ code analysis intended to complement the checking
       of the compiler. Checks for: memory leaks, mismatching
       allocation-deallocation, buffer overrun, and many more.


       Analyze given C/C++ files for common errors.

           This allows you to provide information about functions by providing
           an implementation for these.

           Enable specific checks. The available ids are:

               Enable all checks.

               Check exception safety when using new.

               Check exception safety when reallocating.

               Check coding style.

               Check for unused functions.

           Several ids can be given if you separate them with commas, e.g.

           If errors are found, integer [n] is returned instead of default 0.
           EXIT_FAILURE is returned if arguments are not valid or if no input
           files are provided. Note that your operating system can modify this
           value, e.g. 256 can become 0.

       -f, --force
           Force checking of files that have a lot of configurations. Error is
           printed if such a file is found so there is no reason to use this
           by default.

       -h, --help
           Print help text.

       -I [dir]
           Give include path. Give several -I parameters to give several
           paths. First given path is checked first. If paths are relative to
           source files, this is not needed.

       -j [jobs]
           Start [jobs] threads to do the checking work.

       -q, --quiet
           Only print something when there is an error.

       -s, --style
           Deprecated, use --enable=style

       --suppressions [file]
           Suppress warnings listed in the file. Filename and line are
           optional. The format of the single line in file is: [error

       --template ['text']
           Format the error messages. E.g.
           '{file}:{line},{severity},{id},{message}' or
           '{file}({line}):({severity}) {message}'. Pre-defined templates:
           gcc, vs

           Deprecated, use --enable=unusedFunctions

       -v, --verbose
           More detailed error reports

           Print out version information

           Write results in xml to error stream


       The program was written by Bill Egert, Daniel Marjamäki, Gianluca
       Scacco, Hoang Tuan Su, Kimmo Varis, Leandro Penz, Nicolas Le Cam, Reijo
       Tomperi, Slava Semushin and Vesa Pikki


       Full list of features:


       Reijo Tomperi <>
           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


       Copyright © 2009 Reijo Tomperi

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at
       your option) any later version published by the Free Software

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.