ScanCode Toolkit Documentation

Welcome to ScanCode Toolkit Documentation!

If you are new to ScanCode Toolkit, start here:

Here’s a list of more Documentation Pages:

Getting Started

Command Line Options Reference

Reference documents describe the Command Line options, and application concepts in depth.


Tutorial documents provide specific instructions to help you get started.

How-To Documents

How-To documents explain how to accomplish specific tasks.

Contribute To ScanCode

Plugins Documentation

Miscellaneous Documents

Discussion Documents

Discussion documents provide insights into how scancode works, and integration of the application into your own software development life cycle.

Indices and Tables

Something Missing?

If something is missing in the documentation or if you found some part confusing, please file an issue with your suggestions for improvement. Use the “Documentation Improvement” template. Your help makes ScanCode docs better, we love hearing from you!