📅 2019-Jan-28 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ clang-tidy, llvm, static checker ⬩ 📚 Archive
clang-tidy is a LLVM tool that can be used as a static checker on your C++ codebase and to fix errors it finds. A full list of current checks and their descriptions can be found here. The number of checks available to you will depend on the clang-tidy version you are using.
$ sudo apt install clang-tidy
This typically installs a stable but older version of the tool with less number of checks. It is recommended the latest version if you like a larger number of checks to use.
$ clang-tidy -list-checks
On my computer I found it had 80 checks enabled by default.
$ clang-tidy -list-checks -checks="*"
On my computer I found that it had a total of 292 checks.
$ clang-tidy foobar.cpp
$ clang-tidy -fix foobar.cpp $ clang-tidy -fix-errors foobar.cpp
$ clang-tidy -checks="-*,modernize-use-nullptr" foobar.cpp
The tool looks for a file named
.clang-tidy in any parent directory. You can store checks and settings you want in this file to use by default.
To get an idea of how to create the config file, you can use a command that dumps an example config:
$ clang-tidy -dump-config
Tried with: clang-tidy 6.0.0 and Ubuntu 18.04