Gendarme - Rule-based code analysis for Mono.
gendarme [--config configfile] [--set ruleset] [--log file | --xml file
| --html file] [options] assemblies ...
Gendarme is a extensible rule-based tool used to find problems in .NET
applications and libraries. Gendarme inspects programs and libraries
that contain code in ECMA CIL format (Mono and .NET) and looks for
common problems with the code, problems that compilers do not typically
check or have historically not checked.
Specify the rule sets and rule settings. Default is ’rules.xml’.
Specify a rule set from configfile. Defaults to ’default’.
Save the report to the specified file. If none of --log, --xml,
or --html are used then the report is written to stdout.
Save the report, formatted as XML, to the specified file.
Save the report, formatted as HTML, to the specified file.
Do not report defects listed in the specified file.
Stop reporting after N defects are found.
--severity [all | audit[+] | low[+|-] | medium[+|-] | high[+|-] |
Filter the reported defects to include the specified severity
levels. Default is ’medium+’ (i.e. low and audit levels are
--confidence [all | low[+] | normal[+|-] | high[+|-] | total[-]],...
Filter the reported defects to include the specified confidence
levels. Default is ’normal+’ (i.e. low level is ignored).
Used to disable progress and other information which is normally
written to stdout.
When present additional progress information is written to
stdout. May be used more than once to write even more info.
Display Gendarme’s version number. This will match the Mono
version number that this copy of Gendarme was released with.
Specify the assemblies to verify. You can specify multiple
filenames, including masks (? and *). You can also provide a
file that lists several assemblies (one per line) by prefixing
the filename with @ on the command line.
This file is used to filter out defects from gendarme reports.
This file is used in conjunction with the --set option to
control and configure the rules used by Gendarme. It contains a
set of named rules (rule sets) and each rule set contains a list
Used by debug versions of Gendarme to enable logging for rules.
It is useful for Gendarme’s developers (i.e. not meant for end-
The runner will use colors when displaying defects on the
console. By default colors are dark in order to display
correctly on any background. You can change this default to
"light" (lighter colors looks nice on a dark background, or
"none" so no colors will be used. E.g.
GENDARME_COLOR=none gendarme ...
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