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ScanCode Workbench

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ScanCode Workbench provides an advanced visual UI to help you quickly evaluate license and other notices identified by ScanCode. ScanCode detects licenses, copyrights and other interesting information in your code.

ScanCode Workbench is based on Electron and will be the primary desktop/GUI tool for using nexB’s AboutCode tools. This app works on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.

ScanCode Workbench


scancode -clipeu <input> <output_file>
  • We have provided a set of sample scans that you can quickly review in ScanCode Workbench in order to get a sense of its functionality and the types of information captured by a scan. The samples are located at
  • Import a ScanCode JSON file, and see what components are in your software! See the documentation for more information on how to use ScanCode Workbench.

Import a JSON file

Running locally

You'll need Node.js (which comes with npm) installed on your computer in order to build this app. For a list of platform specific requirements, see the Building section of the documentation. Then, from your command line:

# Clone this repository
$ git clone

# Go into the repository
$ cd scancode-workbench

# Install dependencies and run the app
$ npm install

# Run the app
$ npm start

Release Instructions

You'll need python 3.x to run the build. You can build a dist directory containing executables for your platform

Note: Due to usage of native modules, a build must be done on target platform only.

$ npm run publish

After building is done, you can find ScanCode-Workbench under dist/ScanCode-Workbench-<os>-x64-<version>. Archives (tar.gz and .zip) are also built.


Run tests using:

$ npm test


  • Apache-2.0
  • Multiple licenses (LGPL, MIT, BSD, etc.) for third-party components.

See the NOTICE file for more details.


If you have a question, a suggestion or find a bug, enter an issue.

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