codesearch

0.1.2 • Public • Published

Code Search

NSP Status

Searches and retrieves matching code snippets from GitHub

Installation

npm install codesearch --save

Get a Token

Sign up on GitHub and generate a personal access token from the Developer Settings page

Functions

  • .token('TOKEN') - pass your personal access token as an argument
  • .search('TERM', 'LANGUAGE', callback) - returns a JSON with the results of the search via a callback
    • TERM: the term/word/function to search (ex: math.pow, addUser, setCookie etc.)
    • LANGUAGE: the programming language to search in (ex: javascript, php, ruby etc.)

Usage

const codeSearch = require('codesearch');
 
codeSearch.token('TOKEN');
 
codeSearch.search('math.pow', 'javascript', function (result) {
    // Use the result
});
 

JSON Structure

The following is the structure of the resulting JSON file

{ 
  searchTerm: 'The search term used',
  searchLanguage: 'The search language used',
  generatedBy: 'The module name',
  generatedOn: 'The date in ISO format',
  searchResults: [ 
     { 
       similarityScore: 'The similarity of the result to the search term',
       codeAuthor: 'The author of the result',
       codeSnippet: 'The stringified version of the raw code snippet'
     }
  ] 
}

Example Result

The value of the codeSnippet key can be parsed into normal text (without escape characters and other characters like \n and \t) by using JSON.parse()

{ 
  searchTerm: 'setcookie',
  searchLanguage: 'php',
  generatedBy: 'codesearch',
  generatedOn: '2018-02-22T02:12:38.813Z',
  searchResults: [ 
     { 
       similarityScore: 5.360942,
       codeAuthor: 'ManWangIT',
       codeSnippet: 'setCookie();' 
     },
     { 
       similarityScore: 5.315576,
       codeAuthor: 'eric1234',
       codeSnippet: '<?php\n  setcookie(\'cookie1\');\n  setcookie(\'cookie2\');\n?>\n' 
     },
     { 
       similarityScore: 5.0985513,
       codeAuthor: 'hugoribeiroab',
       codeSnippet: '<?php\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("id");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("nome");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("sobrenome");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("ag");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("conta");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("ativo");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("agenciamoeda");\r\n\t\t\t\tsetcookie("agencianome");\r\n\t\t\t\theader("location: ./");\r\n?>' 
     }
  ] 
}

Tests

Pass in your personal access token to run the tests

npm test TOKEN

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npm i codesearch

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Version

0.1.2

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