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The original name of this program was "C++check", but it was later changed to "Cppcheck".
Despite the name, Cppcheck is designed for both C and C++.
A manual is available online.
Any C++11 compiler should work. For compilers with partial C++11 support it may work. If your compiler has the C++11 features that are available in Visual Studio 2010 then it will work. If nullptr is not supported by your compiler then this can be emulated using the header lib/cxx11emu.h.
To build the GUI, you need Qt.
When building the command line tool, PCRE is optional. It is used if you build with rules.
There are multiple compilation choices:
- qmake - cross platform build tool
- Windows: Visual Studio or Qt Creator or MinGW
- gnu make
You can use the gui/gui.pro file to build the GUI.
cd gui qmake make
Use the cppcheck.sln file. The rules are normally enabled.
To compile with rules (PCRE dependency):
- the PCRE dll is needed. It can be downloaded from here.
To compile without rules (no dependencies):
- remove the preprocessor define
HAVE_RULESfrom the project
- remove the pcre.lib from the project
The PCRE dll is needed to build the CLI. It can be downloaded here: http://software-download.name/pcre-library-windows/
Simple build (no dependencies):
The recommended release build is:
make SRCDIR=build CFGDIR=cfg HAVE_RULES=yes
Python is used to optimise cppcheck
Specify folder where .cfg files are found
Enable rules (PCRE is required if this is used)
If you just want to build Cppcheck without dependencies then you can use this command:
g++ -o cppcheck -std=c++0x -include lib/cxx11emu.h -Iexternals/tinyxml -Ilib cli/*.cpp lib/*.cpp externals/tinyxml/*.cpp
If you want to use
--rule-file then dependencies are needed:
g++ -o cppcheck -std=c++0x -include lib/cxx11emu.h -lpcre -DHAVE_RULES -Ilib -Iexternals/tinyxml cli/*.cpp lib/*.cpp externals/tinyxml/*.cpp
- Create a empty project file / makefile.
- Add all cpp files in the cppcheck cli and lib folders to the project file / makefile.
sudo apt-get install mingw32 make CXX=i586-mingw32msvc-g++ LDFLAGS="-lshlwapi" mv cppcheck cppcheck.exe