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COVER(1)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation			 COVER(1)

NAME
       cover - report coverage statistics

VERSION
       version 1.03

SYNOPSIS
	cover -help -info -version
	      -summary -report report_format -outputdir dir
	      -select filename -ignore filename
	      -select_re RE -ignore_re RE
	      -write [db] -delete -dump_db -launch
	      -silent
	      -coverage criterion
	      -test -gcov
	      -make [make]
	      -add_uncoverable_point -delete_uncoverable_point
	      -clean_uncoverable_points -uncoverable_file
	      [report specific options]
	      coverage_database [coverage_database ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Report coverage statistics in a variety of formats.

       The summary option produces a short textual summary.  Other reports are available by using
       the report option.

       The following reports are currently available:

	text		      - detailed textual summary
	html		      - detailed HTML reports
	html_basic	      - detailed HTML reports with syntax highlighting
	compilation	      - output in a format similar to Perl

OPTIONS
       The following command line options are supported:

	-h -help	      - show help
	-i -info	      - show documentation
	-v -version	      - show version

	-silent 	      - don't print informational messages (default off)
	-summary	      - give summary report		   (default on)
	-report report_format - report format			   (default html)
	-outputdir	      - directory for output		   (default db)
	-launch 	      - launch report in viewer (if avail) (default off)

	-select filename      - only report on the file 	   (default all)
	-ignore filename      - don't report on the file	   (default none)
	-select_re RE	      - append to REs of files to select   (default none)
	-ignore_re RE	      - append to REs of files to ignore   (default none)
	-write [db]	      - write the merged database	   (default off)
	-delete 	      - drop database(s)		   (default off)
	-dump_db	      - dump database(s) (for debugging)   (default off)

	-coverage criterion   - report on criterion  (default all available)

	-test		      - drop database(s) and run make test (default off)
	-gcov		      - run gcov to cover XS code     (default on if using gcc)
	-make make_prog       - use the given 'make' program for 'make test'

	other options specific to the report format

REPORT FORMATS
       Tool accepts -report option:

       html|html_minimal (default)
	   HTML reporting. Percentage thresholds are color-coded and configurable via -report_c0
	   <integer>, -report_c1 <integer> and -report_c2 <integer>.:

	       0%      75%	90%	 100%
	       |   ..	|   ..	 |   ..   |
		  <c0	   <c1	    <c2   c3
		  red	  yellow   orange green

       html_basic
	   HTML reporting with syntax highlighting if PPI::HTML or Perl::Tidy module is detected.
	   Like html|html_minimal reporting, percentage thresholds are color-coded and
	   configurable.

       text
	   Plain text reporting.

       compilation
	   Like text but hacked to give a minimal output in a format similar to that output by
	   Perl itself so that it's easier to step through the untested locations with Emacs
	   compilation mode.

DETAILS
       Any number of coverage databases may be specified on the command line.  These databases
       will be merged and the reports will be based on the merged information.	If no databases
       are specified the default database (cover_db) will be used.

       The -write option will write out the merged database.  If no name is given for the new
       database, the first database read in will be overwritten.  When this option is used no
       reports are generated by default.

       Specify -select and -ignore options to report on specific files.

       Specify -coverage options to report on specific criteria.  By default all available
       information on all criteria in all files will be reported.  Available coverage options are
       statement, branch, condition, subroutine, and pod.  However, if you know you only want
       coverage information for certain criteria it is better to only collect data for those
       criteria in the first place by specifying them at that point.  This will make the data
       collection and reporting processes faster and less memory intensive.  See the
       documentation for Devel::Cover for more information.

       The -test option will delete the databases and run your tests to generate new coverage
       data before reporting on it.  Devel::Cover knows how to work with standard Perl Makefiles
       as well as Module::Build based distributions.  For detailed instructions see the
       documentation for ExtUtils::MakeMaker at <https://metacpan.org/module/ExtUtils::MakeMaker>
       or for Module::Build at <https://metacpan.org/module/Module::Build> both of which come as
       standard in recent Perl distributions.

       The -gcov option will try to run gcov on any XS code.  This requires that you are using
       gcc of course.  If you are using the -test option will be turned on by default.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0   All operations were completed successfully.

       >0  An error occurred.

       With the -test option the exit status of the underlying test run is retuened.

SEE ALSO
	L<Devel::Cover>

BUGS
       Did I mention that this is alpha code?

       See the BUGS file.

LICENCE
       Copyright 2001-2013, Paul Johnson (paul@pjcj.net)

       This software is free.  It is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.

       The latest version of this software should be available from my homepage:
       http://www.pjcj.net

perl v5.16.3				    2013-05-20					 COVER(1)
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