KWStyle(1) Style checker for source code




This manual page documents briefly the KWStyle command.

You can find information on the KWStyle web page at



Specify a directory.


Associated with -d: recurse through directories.


Display errors.


Display less information.


Display less HTML.


Generate errors as VIM format.


Generate errors as MSVC format.


Generate errors as GCC format.

-html [filename]

Generate the HTML report.


Using KWStyle as a cvs precommit script.


Export the HTML report online.

-xml [filename]

Read a XML configure file.

-exportxml [filename]

Write output the report as a simple XML.

-o [filename]

Overwrite rules file.


Specify a file listing all the directories.

-B [filename]

Specify the base directory of the file.

-b [filename]

Specify a black list of words.

-dart <filename> [maxerror] [group]

Write out files to be send to the dart server. With: maxerror (Default = -1) With: group (Default = 0)

-kwsurl <url>

Specify the base url of the KWStyle HTML report.


Write out a fixed version of the parsed file.


input filename


Julien Jomier

This manual page was written by Mathieu Malaterre <[email protected]> and Benjamin Eikel <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).