Sloccount is great package to use when you have a directory and group of directories that you want to have sloccount of . You get output such as this -
Computing results. SLOC Directory SLOC-by-Language (Sorted) 64535 top_dir cpp=60050,sh=4346,objc=123,sed=16 Totals grouped by language (dominant language first): cpp: 60050 (93.05%) sh: 4346 (6.73%) objc: 123 (0.19%) sed: 16 (0.02%) Total Physical Source Lines of Code (SLOC) = 64,535 Development Effort Estimate, Person-Years (Person-Months) = 15.90 (190.76) (Basic COCOMO model, Person-Months = 2.4 * (KSLOC**1.05)) Schedule Estimate, Years (Months) = 1.53 (18.39) (Basic COCOMO model, Months = 2.5 * (person-months**0.38)) Estimated Average Number of Developers (Effort/Schedule) = 10.37 Total Estimated Cost to Develop = $ 2,147,468 (average salary = $56,286/year, overhead = 2.40). SLOCCount, Copyright (C) 2001-2004 David A. Wheeler SLOCCount is Open Source Software/Free Software, licensed under the GNU GPL. SLOCCount comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions as specified by the GNU GPL license; see the documentation for details. Please credit this data as "generated using David A. Wheeler's 'SLOCCount'."
But it fails completely when you try to use a .deb package or an .tar.gz archive. Is there another package which can do this without trying to figure switches for it ?
[$] sloccount debdelta_0.55.tar.gz Have a non-directory at the top, so creating directory top_dir Adding /home/shirish/games/debdelta_0.55.tar.gz to top_dir Categorizing files. Computing results. SLOC Directory SLOC-by-Language (Sorted) 0 top_dir (none) SLOC total is zero, no further analysis performed.
[$] sloccount i-nex_7.6.0_amd64.deb Have a non-directory at the top, so creating directory top_dir Adding /home/shirish/games/i-nex_7.6.0_amd64.deb to top_dir Categorizing files. Computing results. SLOC Directory SLOC-by-Language (Sorted) 0 top_dir (none) SLOC total is zero, no further analysis performed.