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SPDX license list query tool

Project description

A tool to query the SPDX license list.

Usage

API

import spdx_lookup as lookup

# Case-insensitive SPDX id lookup
lookup.by_id('gpl-3.0') # -> returns License object or None

# Case-insensitive SPDX name lookup
lookup.by_name('gpl-3.0') # -> returns License object or None

# Find closest match for provided license content
with open('some-license.txt') as f:
    match = lookup.match(f.read()) # -> returns LicenseMatch or None

match.confidence # -> a float between 0 and 100
match.license # -> a License object

Command-line tool

usage: spdx-lookup [-h] (-i ID | -n NAME | -d DIR | -f FILE)
                   {template,info} ...

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

Lookup method:
  -i ID, --id ID        Find license with given identifier
  -n NAME, --name NAME  Find license with given name
  -d DIR, --dir DIR     Search directory for valid license
  -f FILE, --file FILE  Read file to detect license

Actions:
  {template,info}
    template            print license template
    info                print metadata about license

License

BSD 2-clause. See LICENSE.

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