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This chapter explains how to install FindBugs.
The easiest way to install FindBugs is to download a binary distribution. Binary distributions are available in gzipped tar format and zip format. Once you have downloaded a binary distribution, extract it into a directory of your choice.
Extracting a gzipped tar format distribution:
$gunzip -c findbugs-3.0.1-rc2.tar.gz | tar xvf -
Extracting a zip format distribution:
Usually, extracting a binary distribution will create a directory ending in
findbugs-3.0.1-rc2. For example, if you extracted
the binary distribution from the
directory, then the FindBugs software will be extracted into the directory
This directory is the FindBugs home directory. We'll refer to it as
%FINDBUGS_HOME% for Windows) throughout this manual.