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About the name

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++.

Manual

A manual is available online.

Compiling

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 (VS 2010 and above) or Qt Creator or MinGW
  • gnu make
  • g++ 4.4 (and above)
  • clang++ 2.9 (and above)

qmake

You can use the gui/gui.pro file to build the GUI.

cd gui
qmake
make

Visual Studio

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_RULES from the project
  • remove the pcre.lib from the project

Qt Creator + MinGW

The PCRE dll is needed to build the CLI. It can be downloaded here: http://software-download.name/pcre-library-windows/

GNU make

Simple build (no dependencies):

make

The recommended release build is:

make SRCDIR=build CFGDIR=cfg HAVE_RULES=yes

Flags:

  1. SRCDIR=build

    Python is used to optimise cppcheck

  2. CFGDIR=cfg

    Specify folder where .cfg files are found

  3. HAVE_RULES=yes

    Enable rules (PCRE is required if this is used)

g++ (for experts)

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 and --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

MinGW

make LDFLAGS=-lshlwapi

Other Compiler/IDE

  1. Create a empty project file / makefile.
  2. Add all cpp files in the cppcheck cli and lib folders to the project file / makefile.
  3. Compile.

Cross compiling Win32 (CLI) version of Cppcheck in Linux

sudo apt-get install mingw32
make CXX=i586-mingw32msvc-g++ LDFLAGS="-lshlwapi"
mv cppcheck cppcheck.exe

Webpage

http://cppcheck.sourceforge.net/

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