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JavaNCSS, get metrices for multiple packages

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I am trying to use javaNCSS
http://www.kclee.de/clemens/java/javancss/
to get the number of classes, methods, comments etc of classes in various packages. i can do it for 1 package at a time such as

E:\Test\javancss21.41>.\bin\javancss -gui pack1\pack2\pack3\main\*.java

It gives me the metrics for pack1\pack2\pack3\main package. But I have number of other packages such as

pack1\pack2\abc
pack1\pack2\xyz
pack1\pack2\abc\pack4

etc.
Will I have to write seperate commands to find the metrics for all the packages or is there a way to do it with one command.

pack1 is the root pack for the application. I am using windows



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There is a way to do with oen command, just pass it in the command line options:

E:\Test\javancss21.41>.\bin\javancss -gui pack1\pack2\pack3\main\*.java blabla\*.java ...

and inside your main method just read them using the arguments[] parameter.
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E:\Test\javancss21.41>.\bin\javancss -gui pack1\pack2\pack3\main\*.java pack1\pack2\abc\*.java pack1\pack2\xyz\*.java

String firstPackage = args[0];
String secondPackage = args[1];
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Alternatively if you know the path you can do it recursively in your code. Here is an exampel of how to read files recursively:

http://javaalmanac.com/egs/java.io/GetFiles.html
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Sorry, didn't get it.
My main method has nothing to do with the calculation of metrices. The metrices are calcualted by java NCSS
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My main method just runs the application
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>>E:\Test\javancss21.41>.\bin\javancss -gui pack1\pack2\pack3\main\*.java
just an alternate
write these things in a batch or ant build file.
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Do you have access to the source code? If yes you can find out how you can do it (if at all).
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>>Do you have access to the source code? If yes you can find out how you can do it (if at all).

are u asking about javaNCSS source code
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Yes.
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yes its open source
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Can you take a look to see how it reads the input?
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you were right, it is traversing through all the parameter. So multiple parameters can be specified.
thanks
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Thank you for accepting, glad problem is solved :)
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