No matter you have downloaded a pre-compiled binary distribution or have built OCLint from scratch by yourself, now you should have an OCLint release with which file tree similar to this:


In fact, you can execute oclint from bin directory now.

In order to easily invoke all OCLint executables, it’s recommended to install OCLint to PATH, the environment variable that tells system which directories to search for executable files.

Option 1: Directly Add to PATH

You can add OCLint release folder directly to PATH by appending the following code block into your .bashrc or .bash_profile that is read when terminal launches.


Option 2: Copy OCLint to System PATH

You can also copy OCLint to system PATH. There is an example that presumes /usr/local/bin is in the PATH.

  1. sudo cp bin/oclint* /usr/local/bin/ (require root permission)
  2. sudo cp -rp lib/* /usr/local/lib/ (require root permission)

Dependency libraries are required to be put into correct directory, because oclint executable searches $(/path/to/bin/oclint)/../lib/clang and $(/path/to/bin/oclint)/../lib/oclint/rules for required builtin headers and dynamic libraries.

Verify Installation

Open a new command line terminal, and simply execute oclint, you should get:

$ oclint
oclint: Not enough positional command line arguments specified!
Must specify at least 1 positional arguments: See: ./oclint -help

That’s it – you can now move onto tutorial.