Provided by: cobertura_2.1.1-2_all bug


       cobertura-instrument — add coverage instrumentation to existing classes


       cobertura-instrument  [--basedir  dir]   [--datafile file]  [--destination dir]  [--ignore
       regex]  classes [...]


       cobertura-instrument inserts instrumentation instructions directly into your compiled Java
       classes. When these instructions are encountered by the Java Virtual Machine, the inserted
       code increments various counters so that it is possible to tell  which  instructions  have
       been encountered and which have not.


       Classes may be specified individually, or as a directory tree containing multiple classes.

       --basedir dir
                 Specify  the  base directory containing the classes you want to instrument. This
                 command  line  parameter  should  appear  before  any  classes.   If   you   are
                 instrumenting  classes  in  different  directories,  you should specify multiple

       --datafile file
                 Specify the name of the file to use for storing the metadata about your classes.
                 This  is  a  single  file  containing  serialized  Java  classes.   It  contains
                 information about the names of classes in your project, their method names, line
                 numbers,  etc.  It will be updated as your tests are run, and will be referenced
                 by the Cobertura reporting command. Default value: "./cobertura.ser".

       --destination dir
                 Specify the output directory for the instrumented classes.   If  no  destination
                 directory is specified, then the uninstrumented classes will be overwritten with
                 their instrumented counterparts.

       --ignore regex
                 Specify a regular expression to filter out certain lines of  your  source  code.
                 This  is  useful  for ignoring logging statements, for example.  You can have as
                 many <ignore/> statements as you want. By default no files are ignored.

                 Add any classes/jars that cobertura is unable to find during instrumentation.


       junit(1), cobertura-check(1), cobertura-report(1), cobertura-merge(1).


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