Neurotic Pink Mongooses


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    This is just an npm distribution of the amazing cloc by Al Danial. I created this package because I think cloc is awesome, but didn't want to download the file and commit it to my project.

    Installation and Requirements



    cloc is written in perl and the binary that this package exposes is the cloc perl script. You must have perl installed on your machine for this binary to work.

    Node & npm

    This is distributed as an npm package (some say that stands for "Node Package Manager"). So you must have Node.js and npm installed.

    Here are quick instructions on how to get those:

    Congratulations, you've opened your life to a whole new world of awesome tooling and other cool things :-)


    The recommended usage is temporary installation using npx:

    npx cloc [options]

    However, you can also install it globally or locally to a project. Learn more


    In your terminal, simply type npx cloc to get output of the options available.

    See the official cloc website for documentation on how to use cloc.

    Here's the output when you run cloc:

    Usage: cloc [options] <file(s)/dir(s)/git hash(es)> | <set 1> <set 2> | <report files>
     Count, or compute differences of, physical lines of source code in the
     given files (may be archives such as compressed tarballs or zip files,
     or git commit hashes or branch names) and/or recursively below the
     given directories.
     Input Options
       --extract-with=<cmd>      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, for example:
                                   --extract-with="\"c:\Program Files\WinZip\WinZip32.exe\" -e -o >FILE< ."
                                 (if WinZip is installed there).
       --list-file=<file>        Take the list of file and/or directory names to
                                 process from <file>, which has one file/directory
                                 name per line.  Only exact matches are counted;
                                 relative path names will be resolved starting from
                                 the directory where cloc is invoked.  Set <file>
                                 to - to read file names from a STDIN pipe.
                                 See also --exclude-list-file.
       --diff-list-file=<file>   Take the pairs of file names to be diff'ed from
                                 <file>, whose format matches the output of
                                 --diff-alignment.  (Run with that option to
                                 see a sample.)  The language identifier at the
                                 end of each line is ignored.  This enables --diff
                                 mode and bypasses file pair alignment logic.
       --vcs=<VCS>               Invoke a system call to <VCS> to obtain a list of
                                 files to work on.  If <VCS> is 'git', then will
                                 invoke 'git ls-files' to get a file list and
                                 'git submodule status' to get a list of submodules
                                 whose contents will be ignored.  See also --git
                                 which accepts git commit hashes and branch names.
                                 If <VCS> is 'svn' then will invoke 'svn list -R'.
                                 The primary benefit is that cloc will then skip
                                 files explicitly excluded by the versioning tool
                                 in question, ie, those in .gitignore or have the
                                 svn:ignore property.
                                 Alternatively <VCS> may be any system command
                                 that generates a list of files.
                                 Note:  cloc must be in a directory which can read
                                 the files as they are returned by <VCS>.  cloc will
                                 not download files from remote repositories.
                                 'svn list -R' may refer to a remote repository
                                 to obtain file names (and therefore may require
                                 authentication to the remote repository), but
                                 the files themselves must be local.
                                 Setting <VCS> to 'auto' selects between 'git'
                                 and 'svn' (or neither) depending on the presence
                                 of a .git or .svn subdirectory below the directory
                                 where cloc is invoked.
       --unicode                 Check binary files to see if they contain Unicode
                                 expanded ASCII text.  This causes performance to
                                 drop noticeably.
     Processing Options
       --autoconf                Count .in files (as processed by GNU autoconf) of
                                 recognized languages.  See also --no-autogen.
       --by-file                 Report results for every source file encountered.
       --by-file-by-lang         Report results for every source file encountered
                                 in addition to reporting by language.
       --config <file>           Read command line switches from <file> instead of
                                 the default location of /Users/kentcdodds/.config/cloc/options.txt.
                                 The file should contain one switch, along with
                                 arguments (if any), per line.  Blank lines and lines
                                 beginning with '#' are skipped.  Options given on
                                 the command line take priority over entries read from
                                 the file.
       --count-and-diff <set1> <set2>
                                 First perform direct code counts of source file(s)
                                 of <set1> and <set2> separately, then perform a diff
                                 of these.  Inputs may be pairs of files, directories,
                                 or archives.  If --out or --report-file is given,
                                 three output files will be created, one for each
                                 of the two counts and one for the diff.  See also
                                 --diff, --diff-alignment, --diff-timeout,
                                 --ignore-case, --ignore-whitespace.
       --diff <set1> <set2>      Compute differences in code and comments between
                                 source file(s) of <set1> and <set2>.  The inputs
                                 may be any mix of files, directories, archives,
                                 or git commit hashes.  Use --diff-alignment to
                                 generate a list showing which file pairs where
                                 compared.  When comparing git branches, only files
                                 which have changed in either commit are compared.
                                 See also --git, --count-and-diff, --diff-alignment,
                                 --diff-list-file, --diff-timeout, --ignore-case,
       --diff-timeout <N>        Ignore files which take more than <N> seconds
                                 to process.  Default is 10 seconds.  Setting <N>
                                 to 0 allows unlimited time.  (Large files with many
                                 repeated lines can cause Algorithm::Diff::sdiff()
                                 to take hours.) See also --timeout.
       --docstring-as-code       cloc considers docstrings to be comments, but this is
                                 not always correct as docstrings represent regular
                                 strings when they appear on the right hand side of an
                                 assignment or as function arguments.  This switch
                                 forces docstrings to be counted as code.
       --follow-links            [Unix only] Follow symbolic links to directories
                                 (sym links to files are always followed).
                                 See also --stat.
                                 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
                                   --force-lang="Fortran 90",f
                                 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, --lang-no-ext.
       --force-lang-def=<file>   Load language processing filters from <file>,
                                 then use these filters instead of the built-in
                                 filters.  Note:  languages which map to the same
                                 file extension (for example:
                                 Pascal/PHP; Lisp/OpenCL; Lisp/Julia; Perl/Prolog)
                                 will be ignored as these require additional
                                 processing that is not expressed in language
                                 definition files.  Use --read-lang-def to define
                                 new language filters without replacing built-in
                                 filters (see also --write-lang-def,
       --git                     Forces the inputs to be interpreted as git targets
                                 (commit hashes, branch names, et cetera) if these
                                 are not first identified as file or directory
                                 names.  This option overrides the --vcs=git logic
                                 if this is given; in other words, --git gets its
                                 list of files to work on directly from git using
                                 the hash or branch name rather than from
                                 'git ls-files'.  This option can be used with
                                 --diff to perform line count diffs between git
                                 commits, or between a git commit and a file,
                                 directory, or archive.  Use -v/--verbose to see
                                 the git system commands cloc issues.
       --git-diff-rel            Same as --git --diff, or just --diff if the inputs
                                 are recognized as git targets.  Only files which
                                 have changed in either commit are compared.
       --git-diff-all            Git diff strategy #2:  compare all files in the
                                 repository between the two commits.
       --ignore-whitespace       Ignore horizontal white space when comparing files
                                 with --diff.  See also --ignore-case.
       --ignore-case             Ignore changes in case within file contents;
                                 consider upper- and lowercase letters equivalent
                                 when comparing files with --diff.  See also
       --ignore-case-ext         Ignore case of file name extensions.  This will
                                 cause problems counting some languages
                                 (specifically, .c and .C are associated with C and
                                 C++; this switch would count .C files as C rather
                                 than C++ on *nix operating systems).  File name
                                 case insensitivity is always true on Windows.
       --lang-no-ext=<lang>      Count files without extensions using the <lang>
                                 counter.  This option overrides internal logic
                                 for files without extensions (where such files
                                 are checked against known scripting languages
                                 by examining the first line for #!).  See also
                                 --force-lang, --script-lang.
       --max-file-size=<MB>      Skip files larger than <MB> megabytes when
                                 traversing directories.  By default, <MB>=100.
                                 cloc's memory requirement is roughly twenty times
                                 larger than the largest file so running with
                                 files larger than 100 MB on a computer with less
                                 than 2 GB of memory will cause problems.
                                 Note:  this check does not apply to files
                                 explicitly passed as command line arguments.
       --no-autogen[=list]       Ignore files generated by code-production systems
                                 such as GNU autoconf.  To see a list of these files
                                 (then exit), run with --no-autogen list
                                 See also --autoconf.
       --original-dir            [Only effective in combination with
                                 --strip-comments]  Write the stripped files
                                 to the same directory as the original files.
       --read-binary-files       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.
       --read-lang-def=<file>    Load new language processing filters from <file>
                                 and merge them with those already known to cloc.
                                 If <file> defines a language cloc already knows
                                 about, cloc's definition will take precedence.
                                 Use --force-lang-def to over-ride cloc's
                                 definitions (see also --write-lang-def,
       --script-lang=<lang>,<s>  Process all files that invoke <s> as a #!
                                 scripting language with the counter for language
                                 <lang>.  For example, files that begin with
                                 will be counted with the Perl counter by using
                                 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,
       --sdir=<dir>              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-uniqueness         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).
       --stat                    Some file systems (AFS, CD-ROM, FAT, HPFS, SMB)
                                 do not have directory 'nlink' counts that match
                                 the number of its subdirectories.  Consequently
                                 cloc may undercount or completely skip the
                                 contents of such file systems.  This switch forces
                                 File::Find to stat directories to obtain the
                                 correct count.  File search spead will decrease.
                                 See also --follow-links.
       --stdin-name=<file>       Give a file name to use to determine the language
                                 for standard input.  (Use - as the input name to
                                 receive source code via STDIN.)
       --strip-comments=<ext>    For each file processed, write to the current
                                 directory a version of the file which has blank
                                 and commented lines removed (in-line comments
                                 persist).  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.
       --strip-str-comments      Replace comment markers embedded in strings with
                                 'xx'.  This attempts to work around a limitation
                                 in Regexp::Common::Comment where comment markers
                                 embedded in strings are seen as actual comment
                                 markers and not strings, often resulting in a
                                 'Complex regular subexpression recursion limit'
                                 warning and incorrect counts.  There are two
                                 disadvantages to using this switch:  1/code count
                                 performance drops, and 2/code generated with
                                 --strip-comments will contain different strings
                                 where ever embedded comments are found.
       --sum-reports             Input arguments are report files previously
                                 created with the --report-file option in plain
                                 format (eg. not JSON, YAML, XML, or SQL).
                                 Makes a cumulative set of results containing the
                                 sum of data from the individual report files.
       --timeout <N>             Ignore files which take more than <N> seconds
                                 to process at any of the language's filter stages.
                                 The default maximum number of seconds spent on a
                                 filter stage is the number of lines in the file
                                 divided by one thousand.  Setting <N> to 0 allows
                                 unlimited time.  See also --diff-timeout.
       --processes=NUM           [Available only on systems with a recent version
                                 of the Parallel::ForkManager module.  Not
                                 available on Windows.] Sets the maximum number of
                                 cores that cloc uses.  The default value of 0
                                 disables multiprocessing.
       --unix                    Override the operating system autodetection
                                 logic and run in UNIX mode.  See also
                                 --windows, --show-os.
       --use-sloccount           If SLOCCount is installed, use its compiled
                                 executables c_count, java_count, pascal_count,
                                 php_count, and xml_count instead of cloc's
                                 counters.  SLOCCount's compiled counters are
                                 substantially faster than cloc's and may give
                                 a performance improvement when counting projects
                                 with large files.  However, these cloc-specific
                                 features will not be available: --diff,
                                 --count-and-diff, --strip-comments, --unicode.
       --windows                 Override the operating system autodetection
                                 logic and run in Microsoft Windows mode.
                                 See also --unix, --show-os.
     Filter Options
       --exclude-content=<regex> Exclude files containing text that matches the given
                                 regular expression.
       --exclude-dir=<D1>[,D2,]  Exclude the given comma separated directories
                                 D1, D2, D3, et cetera, from being scanned.  For
                                 example  --exclude-dir=.cache,test  will skip
                                 all files and subdirectories that have /.cache/
                                 or /test/ as their parent directory.
                                 Directories named .bzr, .cvs, .hg, .git, .svn,
                                 and .snapshot are always excluded.
                                 This option only works with individual directory
                                 names so including file path separators is not
                                 allowed.  Use --fullpath and --not-match-d=<regex>
                                 to supply a regex matching multiple subdirectories.
                                 Do not count files having the given file name
                                 Exclude the given comma separated languages
                                 L1, L2, L3, et cetera, from being counted.
       --exclude-list-file=<file>  Ignore files and/or directories whose names
                                 appear in <file>.  <file> should have one file
                                 name per line.  Only exact matches are ignored;
                                 relative path names will be resolved starting from
                                 the directory where cloc is invoked.
                                 See also --list-file.
       --fullpath                Modifies the behavior of --match-f, --not-match-f,
                                 and --not-match-d to include the file's path
                                 in the regex, not just the file's basename.
                                 (This does not expand each file to include its
                                 absolute path, instead it uses as much of
                                 the path as is passed in to cloc.)
                                 Note:  --match-d always looks at the full
                                 path and therefore is unaffected by --fullpath.
                                 Count only languages having the given comma
                                 separated file extensions.  Use --show-ext to
                                 see the recognized extensions.
                                 Count only the given comma separated languages
                                 L1, L2, L3, et cetera.  Use --show-lang to see
                                 the list of recognized languages.
       --match-d=<regex>         Only count files in directories matching the Perl
                                 regex.  For example
                                 only counts files in directories containing
                                 /src/ or /include/.  Unlike --not-match-d,
                                 --match-f, and --not-match-f, --match-d always
                                 compares the fully qualified path against the
       --not-match-d=<regex>     Count all files except those in directories
                                 matching the Perl regex.  Only the trailing
                                 directory name is compared, for example, when
                                 counting in /usr/local/lib, only 'lib' is
                                 compared to the regex.
                                 Add --fullpath to compare parent directories to
                                 the regex.
                                 Do not include file path separators at the
                                 beginning or end of the regex.
       --match-f=<regex>         Only count files whose basenames match the Perl
                                 regex.  For example
                                 only counts files that start with Widget or widget.
                                 Add --fullpath to include parent directories
                                 in the regex instead of just the basename.
       --not-match-f=<regex>     Count all files except those whose basenames
                                 match the Perl regex.  Add --fullpath to include
                                 parent directories in the regex instead of just
                                 the basename.
       --skip-archive=<regex>    Ignore files that end with the given Perl regular
                                 expression.  For example, if given
                                 the code will skip files that end with .zip,
                                 .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.Z, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, and
       --skip-win-hidden         On Windows, ignore hidden files.
     Debug Options
       --categorized=<file>      Save names of categorized files to <file>.
       --counted=<file>          Save names of processed source files to <file>.
       --diff-alignment=<file>   Write to <file> a list of files and file pairs
                                 showing which files were added, removed, and/or
                                 compared during a run with --diff.  This switch
                                 forces the --diff mode on.
       --explain=<lang>          Print the filters used to remove comments for
                                 language <lang> and exit.  In some cases the
                                 filters refer to Perl subroutines rather than
                                 regular expressions.  An examination of the
                                 source code may be needed for further explanation.
       --help                    Print this usage information and exit.
       --found=<file>            Save names of every file found to <file>.
       --ignored=<file>          Save names of ignored files and the reason they
                                 were ignored to <file>.
       --print-filter-stages     Print processed source code before and after
                                 each filter is applied.
       --show-ext[=<ext>]        Print information about all known (or just the
                                 given) file extensions and exit.
       --show-lang[=<lang>]      Print information about all known (or just the
                                 given) languages and exit.
       --show-os                 Print the value of the operating system mode
                                 and exit.  See also --unix, --windows.
       -v[=<n>]                  Verbose switch (optional numeric value).
       -verbose[=<n>]            Long form of -v.
       --version                 Print the version of this program and exit.
       --write-lang-def=<file>   Writes to <file> the language processing filters
                                 then exits.  Useful as a first step to creating
                                 custom language definitions. Note: languages which
                                 map to the same file extension will be excluded.
                                 (See also --force-lang-def, --read-lang-def).
                                 Same as --write-lang-def, but includes duplicated
                                 extensions.  This generates a problematic language
                                 definition file because cloc will refuse to use
                                 it until duplicates are removed.
     Output Options
       --3                       Print third-generation language output.
                                 (This option can cause report summation to fail
                                 if some reports were produced with this option
                                 while others were produced without it.)
       --by-percent  X           Instead of comment and blank line counts, show
                                 these values as percentages based on the value
                                 of X in the denominator:
                                    X = 'c'   -> # lines of code
                                    X = 'cm'  -> # lines of code + comments
                                    X = 'cb'  -> # lines of code + blanks
                                    X = 'cmb' -> # lines of code + comments + blanks
                                 For example, if using method 'c' and your code
                                 has twice as many lines of comments as lines
                                 of code, the value in the comment column will
                                 be 200%.  The code column remains a line count.
       --csv                     Write the results as comma separated values.
       --csv-delimiter=<C>       Use the character <C> as the delimiter for comma
                                 separated files instead of ,.  This switch forces
       --file-encoding=<E>       Write output files using the <E> encoding instead of
                                 the default ASCII (<E> = 'UTF-7').  Examples: 'UTF-16',
                                 'euc-kr', 'iso-8859-16'.  Known encodings can be
                                 printed with
                                   perl -MEncode -e 'print join("\n", Encode->encodings(":all")), "\n"'
       --hide-rate               Do not show line and file processing rates in the
                                 output header. This makes output deterministic.
       --json                    Write the results as JavaScript Object Notation
                                 (JSON) formatted output.
       --md                      Write the results as Markdown-formatted text.
       --out=<file>              Synonym for --report-file=<file>.
       --progress-rate=<n>       Show progress update after every <n> files are
                                 processed (default <n>=100).  Set <n> to 0 to
                                 suppress progress output (useful when redirecting
                                 output to STDOUT).
       --quiet                   Suppress all information messages except for
                                 the final report.
       --report-file=<file>      Write the results to <file> instead of STDOUT.
       --sql=<file>              Write results as SQL create and insert statements
                                 which can be read by a database program such as
                                 SQLite.  If <file> is -, output is sent to STDOUT.
       --sql-append              Append SQL insert statements to the file specified
                                 by --sql and do not generate table creation
                                 statements.  Only valid with the --sql option.
       --sql-project=<name>      Use <name> as the project identifier for the
                                 current run.  Only valid with the --sql option.
       --sql-style=<style>       Write SQL statements in the given style instead
                                 of the default SQLite format.  Styles include
                                 'Oracle' and 'Named_Columns'.
       --sum-one                 For plain text reports, show the SUM: output line
                                 even if only one input file is processed.
       --xml                     Write the results in XML.
       --xsl=<file>              Reference <file> as an XSL stylesheet within
                                 the XML output.  If <file> is 1 (numeric one),
                                 writes a default stylesheet, cloc.xsl (or
                                 cloc-diff.xsl if --diff is also given).
                                 This switch forces --xml on.
       --yaml                    Write the results in YAML.


    To update the cloc version, run:

    npm run update -- VERSION

    For example:

    npm run update -- 1.88


    This package is and the cloc cli itself is licensed with GPL 2.


    npm i cloc

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