Copy/paste detector for programming code, support JavaScript, CoffeeScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Less, Go, Java, C#, C++, C languages

Copy/paste detector for programming source code.

jscpd is a tool for detect copy/paste "design pattern" in programming source code.

Supported languages

If you need support language not from list feel free to create request.

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npm install jscpd -g
jscpd --path my_project/ --languages javascript,coffee

jscpd -f **/*.js -e **/node_modules/**

jscpd --files **/*.js --exclude **/*.min.js --output report.xml

jscpd --files **/*.js --exclude **/*.min.js --reporter json --output report.json


If you have file .cpd.yaml in your directory

  - fixtures/
  - javascript
  - coffeescript
  - typescript
  - php
  - python
  - jsx
  - haxe
  - css
  - ruby
  - go
  - java
  - clike    # c++ or c source 
  - csharp      # c# source 
  - htmlmixed   # html mixed source like knockout.js templates 
  - "**/*.min.js"
  - "**/*.mm.js"
reporter: json

and run jscpd command, you will check code for duplicates according config from .cpd.yaml


# coffeescript 
jscpd = require('jscpd')
result = jscpd::run
  path: 'my/project/folder'
  files: '**/*.js'
  exclude: ['**/*.min.js''**/node_modules/**']
  reporter: json

Please see the minimatch documentation for more details.

- -l, --min-lines[NUMBER]5min size of duplication in code lines
- -t, --min-tokens[NUMBER]70min size of duplication in code tokens
- -f, --files[STRING]*glob pattern for find code
- -r, --reporter[STRING]xmlreporter name or path
- -x, --xsl-href[STRING]-path to xsl file for include to xml report
- -e, --exclude[STRING]-directory to ignore
- -g, --languages[STRING]All supportedlist of languages which scan for duplicates, separated with coma
- -o, --output[PATH]-path to report file
- --verbose-show full info about copies
- --skip-commentsfalse-skip comments in code when duplications finding
- -p, --path[PATH]Current dirpath to code
- -d, --debug-show debug information (options list and selected files)
- -v, --version-Display the current version
- -h, --help-Display help and usage details

jscpd shipped with two standard reporters xml and json. It is possible to write custom reporter script too. For hooking reporter up wrap it into node module and provide path to it as reporter parameter e.g. ./scripts/jscpd-custom-reporter.coffee (works with javascript too).

Custom reporter is a function which is executed into context of Report (report.coffee) class and thus has access to the report object and options. Expected output is array with following elements:

[raw, dump, log]

  • raw is raw report object which will be passed through.
  • dump is report which will be written into output file if any provided.
  • log custom log output for cli.

At least one of raw or dump needs to be provided, log is fully optional.

You can point xsl file for add it to xml report

jscpd -x reporters-xslt/simple.xsl -p test/fixtures/ -r xml -o report.xml

In this case report.xml will include following lines:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' ?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="reporters-xslt/simple.xsl"?>
    <!-- ... -->

If you open xml file in browser template from reporters-xslt/simple.xsl will apply to your xml and show pretty html report. You can find example of xsl template in reporters-xslt folder.

  npm test

Project changelog

Project plans

The MIT License

Thanks to Mathieu Desvé for grunt-jscpd. Thanks to Yannick Croissant for gulp-jscpd. Thanks to linslin for grunt-jscpd-reporter.

Project developed with PyCharm Thanks to JetBrains company for license key. Feel free to contribute this project and you will have chance to get license key too.