Duplicate Finder Task

Check for duplicates using dupfinder (http://duplicatefinder.codeplex.com/).


Available from version 1.5


Minimalist example

2  <fileMask>*.cs</fileMask>
3  <inputDir>Code</inputDir>

Full example

 2  <dynamicValues />
 3  <fileMask>*.cs</fileMask>
 4  <includeCode>False</includeCode>
 5  <inputDir>Code</inputDir>
 6  <recurse>False</recurse>
 7  <shortenNames>False</shortenNames>
 8  <threshold>5</threshold>
 9  <timeout>600</timeout>
10  <width>2</width>

Configuration Elements

Element Description Type Required Default Version
description Description used for the visualisation of the buildstage, if left empty the process name will be shown. String No The task/publisher name. 1.5
dynamicValues The dynamic values to use for the task. Dynamic Values array No None 1.5
environment A set of environment variables set for commands that are executed.
Each variable should be specified as
1<variable name="name" value="value" />

Environment Variable array No
executable The executable to use. String No dupfinder 1.5
fileMask The file mask to use. String Yes n/a 1.5
excludeFiles The files to exclude. String array No None 1.5
focus The name of the file to focus on. String No None 1.5
includeCode Whether to include the code that has been duplicated. Boolean No false 1.5
inputDir The input directory to scan. If relative, this will be relative to the project working directory. String Yes n/a 1.5
excludeLines The lines to exclude. String array No None 1.5
priority The priority class of the spawned process. String - one of:
* Normal
* Idle
* High
* RealTime
* BelowNormal
* AboveNormal
No Normal 1.5
recurse To find files that match the filemask in current directory and subdirectories. Boolean No false 1.5
shortenNames Whether to shorten filenames. Boolean No false 1.5
threshold The threshold is the number of consecutive lines that have to be the same before it is considered a duplicate. Int32 No 5 1.5
timeout The time-out period in seconds. Int32 No 600 1.5
width The first line of a duplicate must contain at least this many non-white-space characters. Int32 No 2 1.5


Extended Functionality

This task offers some extended functionality over what the base dupfinder executable offers. This extended functionality is primarily intended to add extra value to the web dashboard display. The extended options are:

<shortenNames>: This will remove the <inputDir> value from the file names. This means the filenames only contain the relative path to the file, which makes it easier to see where the file is.

<includeCode>: This will include the lines of code that were duplicated into the output. These can then be seen in the web dashboard. This meakes it easy to see the code that has been duplicated.

These features work by post-processing the XML output from dupfinder. That is, once dupfinder has finished, the task loads the XML file, finds all the elements that need changing and changes them as required. For the code inclusion, it will also open the relevant code files and extract the lines of code as needed.

Automatically Generated

Documentation generated on Monday, 26 May 2014 at 7:18:03 AM