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Tool to search CSS files for unused CSS selectors.

Project Description

CssDeadwood is a tool to search for unused CSS selectors by scanning given CSS files for CSS selectors and matching these against HTML files (and optionally PHP/Python/Ruby/templates source code).


The easiest way to install CssDeadwood is with pip:

pip install cssdeadwood

or easy_install:

easy_install cssdeadwood

These will install (among others) the cssdeadwood script in a bin folder corresponding with the used installation procedure.

Note that CssDeadwood depends on lxml, which may take a while to install/compile if it is not available on your system already.


Or, if you want to go for the development version, clone CssDeadwood from


Basic usage of the cssdeadwood tool is pretty simple: just provide pass it one or more CSS files and one or more HTML files and let it do its job:

cssdeadwood style.css index.html

For example, CssDeadwood comes with a demo mode:

cssdeadwood --example

Running CssDeadwood in example mode with following CSS and HTML file as input:
INFO:cssdeadwood:Working with 1 CSS files.
INFO:cssdeadwood:Working with 1 HTML files.
INFO:cssdeadwood:Working with 0 source files.
INFO:cssdeadwood:Analysing CSS selectors from '/path/to/cssdeadwood/test/files/css/css001.css'
INFO:cssdeadwood:Extracted 5 CSS selectors from '/path/to/cssdeadwood/test/files/css/css001.css'.
INFO:cssdeadwood:DOM matching 5 CSS selectors: 3 matches, 2 unmatched with DOM from '/path/to/cssdeadwood/test/files/html/html001.html'
Could not determine usage of the following 2 CSS selectors (from 5 in total: 40.00%):
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