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Rule-based code analysis for Mono.

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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.


--config configfile Specify the rule sets and rule settings. Default is 'rules.xml'. --set ruleset Specify a rule set from configfile. Defaults to 'default'. --log file Save the report, as a text file, to the specified file. --xml file Save the report, formatted as XML, to the specified file. --html file Save the report, formatted as HTML, to the specified file. --console Write the defects on stdout. This is the default (implicit) behavior if none of --log, --xml, or --html options are specified. If (explicitely) specified then the defects will be shown on both stdout and inside text/xml/html report(s). --ignore ignore-file Do not report defects listed in the specified file. --limit N Stop reporting after N defects are found. --severity [all | audit[+] | low[+|-] | medium[+|-] | high[+|-] | critical[-]],... Filter the reported defects to include the specified severity levels. Default is 'medium+' (i.e. low and audit levels are ignored). --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). --quiet Used to disable progress and other information which is normally written to stdout. --v|verbose When present additional progress information is written to stdout. May be used more than once to write even more info. --version Display Gendarme's version number. This will match the Mono version number that this copy of Gendarme was released with. assemblies ... 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.


ignore-file This file is used to filter out defects from gendarme reports. rules.xml 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 of rules. gendarme.exe.config Used by debug versions of Gendarme to enable logging for rules. It is useful for Gendarme's developers (i.e. not meant for end-users).


GENDARME_COLOR The runner will use colors when displaying defects on the console. By default col‐ ors 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 ...


0 The runner returns 0 when no error has occurred. If some code was analyzed then this also means that no defects were found and reported. 1 The runner execution was successful but either some defects where found or no assembly was specified. 2 The runner execution was interrupted by I/O errors (e.g. missing files). 3 The runner founds errors in the (default or user supplied) configuration files. Specific error messages should be printed on the console. 4 The runner execution was interrupted by a non-handled exception. This is likely a bug inside Gendarme and should be reported on Novell's bugzilla ( or on the mailing-list.
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