Counting Lines of Code with Python


21 Nov 15 - 07:15

Well, it counts lines in any simple file type (txt, py, cpp, h, .whatever).

You can find the code on kyco’s github page

This is basically just a small python script that counts lines of code in a project.

This was written in Python 2.7 and tested in Linux.

##Running You can call it by running

cloc.py /path/of/your/project

It has an array with the extensions that will be excluded, if you have certain extensions that you need excluded from the count, add them to the array

exclude = ['sample','exclude','description','png','jpg','config','HEAD','packed-refs','idx','master','pack','txt','index','gitignore']

##Info - Python version: 2.7 - Operating System: Linux - Accepts arguments from a command line

##To Do - If no arguments are found from the command line, ask the user for an input inside of the application. - Write a version for Python 3.4+ - Test Windows compatibility and update code if problems arise during testing (perhaps create a separate branch as well) - Give the user the ability to upload a csv to define excluded file types - If a .gitignore file is found, ask the user if they would like to use that to append to their current ignore list



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