sfood-checker(1) check for superfluous import statements in Python source code


sfood-checker [options] files...


This script is used to detect forgotten imports that are not used anymore. When writing Python code (which happens so fast), it is often the case that we forget to remove useless imports.

This is implemented using a search in the AST, and as such we do not require to import the module in order to run the checks. This is a major advantage over all the other lint/checker programs, and the main reason for taking the time to write it.

As inputs, it can receive either files or directories; in case no argument is passed, it parses the current directory recursively.


-h, --help
show the help message and exit
Debugging output.
Add the given directory name to the list to be ignored.
-d, --disable-pragmas
Disable processing of pragma directives as strings after imports.
-D, --duplicates, --enable-duplicates
Enable experimental heuristic for finding duplicate imports.
-M, --missing, --enable-missing
Enable experimental heuristic for finding missing imports.


sfood-checker was written by Martin Blais <[email protected]> and it's part of snakefood suite.

This manual page was written by Sandro Tosi <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).