App::Licensecheck - functions for a simple license checker for source files


Version v3.0.44


    use App::Licensecheck;

    my $app = App::Licensecheck->new;

    $app->lines(0); # Speedup parsing - our file is not huge

    printf "License: %s\nCopyright: %s\n", $app->parse( 'some-file' );


App::Licensecheck is the core of licensecheck script to check for licenses of source files. See the script for casual usage.


Jonas Smedegaard <>


This program is based on the script "licensecheck" from the KDE SDK, originally introduced by Stefan Westerfeld <>.

  Copyright © 2007, 2008 Adam D. Barratt

  Copyright © 2012 Francesco Poli

  Copyright © 2016 Jonas Smedegaard

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.