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PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Java, JavaScript, Apex, XML, XSL. Additionally it includes CPD, the copy-paste-detector. CPD finds duplicated code in Java, C, C++, C#, PHP, Ruby, Fortran, JavaScript, Apex, Perl, Swift.


Our latest source of PMD can be found on GitHub. Fork us!

How to build PMD?

You’ll need to have a ~/.m2/toolchains.xml file setup with jdk 1.6 (for pmd 5.3.x), jdk 1.7 (for pmd 5.4.x and pmd 5.5.x) and jdk 1.8 (for some features in pmd 5.5.x). See maven toolchains. A example file can be found here: example-toolchains.xml.

Use maven in the top-level directory:

mvn clean package

This will create the zip files in the directory pmd-dist/target:

cd pmd-dist/target
ls *.zip

That’s all !

How to build the documentation (maven site)?

Building the maven site is done with the following commands:

mvn clean install -DskipTests=true
mvn install site site:stage -Psite

You’ll find the built site in the directory target/staging/.

Bug Reports

We are using Sourceforge for bug tracking. Please file your bugs at

Pull Requests

Pull requests are always welcome:

News and Website

More information can be found on our Website and on SourceForge.

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