importchecker iconimportchecker 1.1

Finds unused imports in Python modules
importchecker is a command-line utility to find unused imports in Python modules.

Its output is "grep-like" (and thus "emacs-friendly"), reporting both the module's filenames and line numbers where names are imported that are not acually used in the module.

Importchecker will not modify any of the source files. Whether the import needs to be removed is left to the judgement of the developer.


The importchecker commandline utility can be installed using the easy_install command:

 sudo easy_install importchecker

The command can then be invoked with:

 importchecker /path/to/a/source/tree


Projects that make use of zc.buildout for development might find the following buildout.cfg. snippet useful for using the importchecker on the developed codebase:

parts = importchecker ...

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs = importchecker
arguments = "${buildout:directory}/src"

last updated on:
January 10th, 2012, 17:22 GMT
developed by:
Jan-Wijbrand Kolman
license type:
ZPL (Zope Public License) 
ROOT \ Programming \ Quality Assurance and Testing


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What's New in This Release:
  • Applied provided by wosc enabling running the import checker on individual python modules not just directories.
  • Report the absolute path for modules when needed, relative paths (relative to the current working directory, that is) when possible.
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