Robocop documentation#


Robocop is a tool that performs static code analysis of Robot Framework code.

It uses official Robot Framework parsing API to parse files and run number of checks, looking for potential errors or violations to code quality standards.

Hosted on GitHub


Full documentation available here.


Original RoboCop - a fictional cybernetic police officer - was following 3 prime directives which also drive the progress of Robocop linter:

First Directive: Serve the public trust

Which lies behind the creation of the project - to serve developers and testers as a tool to build applications they can trust

Second Directive: Protect the innocent

The innocent testers and developers have no intention to produce ugly code but sometimes, you know, it just happens, so Robocop is there to protect them

Third Directive: Uphold the law

Following the coding guidelines established in the project are something very important to keep the code clean, readable and understandable by others and Robocop can help to uphold the law


Python 3.6+ and Robot Framework 3.2.2+.


You can install Robocop simply by running:

pip install robotframework-robocop


Robocop runs by default from the current directory and it discovers supported files recursively. You can simply run:


All command line options can be displayed in help message by executing:

robocop -h

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