licensecheck [--no-conf] [--verbose] [--copyright] [-l|--lines=N]
[-i|--ignore=regex] [-c|--check=regex] [-m|--machine] [-r|--recursive]
[-e|--encoding=...] list of files and directories to check
licensecheck attempts to determine the license that applies to each
file passed to it, by searching the start of the file for text
belonging to various licenses.
If any of the arguments passed are directories, licensecheck will add
the files contained within to the list of files to process.
Specify whether to output the text being processed from each file
before the corresponding license information.
Default is to be quiet.
Specify the number of lines of each file's header which should be
parsed for license information. (Default is 60).
By default, the last 5k bytes of each files are parsed to get
license information. You may use this option to set the size of
this parsed chunk. You may set this value to 0 to avoid parsing
the end of the file.
When processing the list of files and directories, the regular
expression specified by this option will be used to indicate those
which should not be considered (e.g. backup files, VCS metadata).
Specify that the contents of directories should be added
Specify a pattern against which filenames will be matched in order
to decide which files to check the license of.
The default includes common source files.
Specify whether to show skipped files, i.e. files found which do
not match the check regexp (see "--check" option). Default is to
not show skipped files.
Note that ignored files (like ".git" or ".svn") are not shown even
when this option is used.
sorted and/or filtered, e.g. with the awk and sort commands. Note
that using the --verbose option will kill the readability.
Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as the
first option given on the command line.
The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are
sourced by a shell in that order to set configuration variables.
Command line options can be used to override configuration file
settings. Environment variable settings are ignored for this purpose.
The currently recognised variables are:
If this is set to yes, then it is the same as the --verbose command
line parameter being used. The default is no.
If this is set to a positive number then the specified number of
lines at the start of each file will be read whilst attempting to
determine the license(s) in use. This is equivalent to the --lines
command line option.
This code is copyright by Adam D. Barratt <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
all rights reserved; based on a script of the same name from the KDE
SDK, which is copyright by <email@example.com>. This program comes with
ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You are free to redistribute this code under
the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.
Adam D. Barratt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Utilities 2016-03-23 LICENSECHECK(1)
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