HTML Tidy 5.1.25
The HTACG Tidy HTML Project
How to compile and install Tidy from source code.
CMake comes in two forms - command line and gui. Some installations only install one or the other, but sometimes both. The build commands below are only for the command line use.
Also the actual build tools vary for each platform. But that is one of the great features of cmake, it can generate variuous 'native' build files. Running cmake without any parameters will list the generators available on that platform. For sure one of the common ones is "Unix Makefiles", which needs autotools make installed, but many other generators are supported.
In windows cmake offers various versions of MSVC. Again below only the command line use of MSVC is shown, but the tidy solution (*.sln) file can be loaded into the MSVC IDE, and the building done in there.
Tidy’s sourcecode can be found at github.com/htacg/tidy-html5. There are sometimes several branches, but in general
master is the most recently updated version.
In general you can use the Download ZIP button on the github page to download the most recent version of a branch. If you prefer Git then you can clone the repository to a working machine with:
By default cmake sets the install path to
/usr/local in unix.
If you wanted the binary in say
/usr/bin instead, then use
On windows the default install is to
C:\Program Files\tidy5, or
C:/Program Files (x86)/tidy5, which is not very useful. After the build the
tidy[n].exe is in the
Release\ directory, and can be copied to any directory in your
PATH environment variable, for global use.
If you need the tidy library built as a 'shared' (DLL) library, then in add the command
-DBUILD_SHARED_LIB:BOOL=ON. This option is
OFF by default, so the static library is built and linked with the command line tool for convenience.
Install the applicatio and library with