Updates the copyright years in source code files.
What It Does
Say you have a copyright string in the top of some source file, like:
# Copyright © 2010 John Doe <email@example.com>
If you edit this file, you would like the copyright notice so reflect the current year as well, like:
# Copyright © 2010, 2012 John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This script checks for outdated copyright strings and updates them.
Ranges are detected and collapsed intelligently. If you have
2010, it will become
2008-2010. If you mix ranges and single years, this
will also be picked up correctly:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
That list becomes:
2002-2004, 2006, 2008-2009, 2012
In order to prevent changing of copyright notices that do not carry your name,
you can create an INI style configuration file at
~/.config/copyright_updater.ini which would look like that:
[name] name = John Doe email = email@example.com [unicode] replace = true
Additionally, it can replace
© automatically, if you set the
option in the config file.
How To Use It
There is a command line utility that you can use to update the copyright in given files.
Then there is also a Vim plugin that checks your files every time you save a file. That way, the copyright is always up to date.
On Debian based systems, you can just call
make install. If you want other
options passed to
./setup.py install, then call
make with a different
setupoptions=… argument, where you can specify all the options that you
want to setuptools.
Go into the
python folder and install the Python modules. You can either
do it for all users:
python setup.py install
Or just for yourself:
python setup.py install --user
Then copy the contents of the
vim folder (that is
plugin) into your
~/.vim folder. If you use Pathogen, you should copy the files into