SYNOPSISsvn log --xml -v path/to/repos > svn-logfile.xml
statsvn [options] svn-logfile path/to/repos
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents the statsvn command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
statsvn is a program that retrieves information from a SVN repository and generates various tables and charts describing the project development, e.g. timeline for the lines of code, contribution of each developer, etc.
The current version of statsvn generates a static suite of HTML documents containing tables and chart images. statsvn is opens source software, released under the terms oft the LGPL. statsvn is based on statcvs(1) (hence the striking similarity between their interfaces and manual pages) and uses JFreeChart to generate charts.
path to the output of
svn log --xml -v
for the given repository.
do not forget the
will crash !!!
path to a checkout of the repository.
OPTIONSThese programs follow the usual command line syntax, with long options starting with one dash ("-"). A list of common options is included below. For more up-to-date information, see statsvn's website.
- -output-dir <directory>
Specify an output directory. The reports will be generated in this
directory. The directory will be created if it doesn't exist.
- -include <include-pattern-list>
- -exclude <exclude-pattern-list>
Specify filters to exclude files from the analysis. A file will be
ignored if it doesn't match any of the patterns in
include-pattern-list, or if it matches any pattern in
The patterns are lists of Apache Ant-style wildcard patterns, separated by colons or semicolons. The wildcards are:
* '?' matches a single character
* '*' matches zero or more characters
* '**' matches zero or more directories
For example, src/**/*.java matches all java files in the src directory or its subdirectories. Note that *.java only matches java files in the root directory, because '*' does not match subdirectories.
One more example:
-include **/*.c:**/*.h -exclude legacy/**
This matches all .c and .h files anywhere in the directory tree except those in the legacy directory and its subdirectories.
For more information on Ant's wildcard syntax, see the Patternset section of the Ant manual.
If not specified, all files will be included and no files will be excluded.
Note: Unix users must put the patterns in quotes, or the shell will interfere with the wildcards.
- -cache-dir <directory>
Specify a cache directory for information retrieved from the
Subversion server (e.g. line counts). The data will be saved in this
directory. The directory will be created if it doesn't exist. By
default, the current user directory is used.
- -username <subversion_username>
Specify a username to use when connecting to the Subversion server.
- -password <subversion_username>
Specify a password to use when connecting to the Subversion server.
- -tags <tags-regularexpression>
Includes information about Subverison tags into the reports. Only tags matching the regular expression are included. To include all tags, add -tags '.*' to the command line.
Note: Unix users must put the expression in quotes, or the shell will interfere with the wildcards.
Note: Tags are determined by looking at your repository's /tags directory. To be able to use this feature, you must generate the log file from the root of your repository, so that the log contains information from both the /tags and the /trunk. The checked out version does not have to contain the tags directory.
- -tags-dir <directory>
Specifies the root directory from which the tags regular expression is evaluated. The default -tags-dir is /tags/
- -no-developer <login-name>
Excludes a Subversion account name from all developer reports. This is
useful to reduce noise from administrative and other non-developer
accounts. Multiple accounts can be excluded by adding the option to
the command line once for each account.
Generate Maven XDoc instead of HTML. This allows Maven and Maven 2 to
integrate the reports when it generates the projects Maven
site. Reports could be placed, for example, into src/site/statsvn.
Generate XML instead of HTML.
- -css <stylesheet>
Optional (default varies for html or xdoc). Specify a Cascading Style
Sheet for the report. This can be a HTTP URL or a local file. A URL
will simply be linked in every page of the report. A local file will
be copied into the report directory.
- -notes <notes-file>
The contents of the specified file will be included at the top of the
report's index page. The file should contain a valid block-level HTML
fragment, for example:
These are development statistics for the
project, created by StatSVN itself.
This report was generated by an unreleased
development version of StatSVN. It might
contain features not yet found in the
- -title <title>
Specifies a display title to be used in the reports. The name of the
Subversion module will be used as default if no title is specified.
- -config-file <path-to-properties-file>
Allows one to replace the source control username with more
information such as real name, website, email and avatar icon. See
this file for an example.
- -charset <charSet>
Specifies the charset to use in HTML or XDOC output. ISO-8859-1 will
be used as default if no charset is specified.
if present, exclude the Twitter "Tweet This" buttons from the output.
Options for Integration with External Tools
Specify the URL of a root of a Bugzilla installation. Will
replace 'Bug ###' in commit logs with a link to the appropriate
bug. (New in StatSVN)
- -chora <chora-url>
Specify the URL of a Chora installation for the module. This must be
the URL of the page for the module's root directory. StatSVN will
create links to Chora for directories, files and revisions.
- -viewvc <viewvc-url>
Specify the URL of a ViewVC installation for the module. This must be
the URL of the page for the module's root directory. StatSVN will
create links to ViewVC for directories, files and revisions.
- -mantis <mantis-url>
Specify the root URL of a Mantis bug tracker installation. In commit
messages, this will turn “Bug ####” into a link to the appropriate
- -trac <trac-url>
Specify the root URL of a Trac installation. In commit messages, this
will turn “Bug ####” into a link to the appropriate bug.
Output lots of additional progress information.
Output additional progress information.
Output the version of StatSVN.
Will output the repository content on console and stop
- -concurrency-threshold <millisec>
Switch to concurrent svn diff if the first call takes more than the
threshold (in milliseconds) (default: 4000)
- -threads <int>
How many threads for svn diff (default: 25)
Anonymizes committer names.
Unlike its cousin statcvs(1), statsvn can work on distant repositories. Please note however, that statsvn needs to download many diffs from the repository, so it is often more network-efficient to simply rsync(1) the repository to a local host and run it on the local copy.
To compensate for that, however, diffs are cached in the $HOME/.statsvn directory.
Do not forget the -v option to svn diff !
Finally, note that the default value for the number of concurrent svn(1) processes might be too much for the target host. If you get weird error messages about unreachable hosts and similar problems, try taking down the -threads parameter.
This program is a shell script wrapper based on java-wrappers(7). You therefore benefit from several features; please see the java-wrappers(7) manual page for more information about them.
AUTHORThis manual page was adapted by Vincent Fourmond <[email protected]> from the one for statcvs(1) written by Christian Bayle <[email protected]>. It was written for the Debian project, but may be used by others.