jdeprscan - Deprecated API Scanner Command

This section describes what is 'jdeprscan' - is a command line tool to run the Java Deprecated API Scanner tool.

What Is "jdeprscan"? "jdeprscan", Java Deprecated API Scanner tool, is a command line tool to scan for uses of deprecated API elements of given Java class files. Input classes can be given as a path name to a .class file, a directory or a JAR file.

"jdeprscan" has been included in JDK installation since JDK 8. And it is represented by the %java_home%\bin\jdeprscan.exe program file.

If you have %java_home%\bin directory included in "path" the environment variable, you can run "jdeprscan --help" to see a complete list of all options:

herong> jdeprscan --help
Usage: jdeprscan [options] {dir|jar|class} ...

        --class-path PATH
  -? -h --help
  -l    --list
        --release 7|8|9|10|11|12
  -v    --verbose

Scans each argument for usages of deprecated APIs. An argument
may be a directory specifying the root of a package hierarchy,
a JAR file, a class file, or a class name. The class name must be
specified using a fully qualified class name using the $ separator
character for nested classes, for example,


The --class-path option provides a search path for resolution
of dependent classes.

The --for-removal option limits scanning or listing to APIs that are
deprecated for removal. Cannot be used with a release value of 6, 7, 
or 8.

The --full-version option prints out the full version string of the 

The --help (-? -h) option prints out a full help message.

The --list (-l) option prints out the set of deprecated APIs. No 
scanning is done, so no directory, jar, or class arguments should be 

The --release option specifies the Java SE release that provides the 
set of deprecated APIs for scanning.

The --verbose (-v) option enables additional message output during 

The --version option prints out the abbreviated version string of the 

For more information, see "jdeprscan" reference page at https://docs.oracle.com/en/java/javase/15/docs/specs/man/jdeprscan.html.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Java Tools Included in JDK

 javac - The Java Program Compiler

 jar - The JAR File Tool

 jlink - The JRE Linker

 jmod - The JMOD File Tool

 jimage - The JIMAGE File Tool

 jpackage - Binary Package Builder

 java - The Java Program Launcher

 jdeps - The Java Class Dependency Analyzer

jdeprscan - The Java Deprecated API Scanner

jdeprscan - Deprecated API Scanner Command

 "jdeprscan jar_file" - Deprecated API of Class File

 "jdeprscan jar_file" - Deprecated API of JAR File

 "jdeprscan --release X" - Deprecated API as of Release X

 "jdeprscan --list" - List All Deprecated APIs

 jdb - The Java Debugger

 jcmd - The JVM Diagnostic Tool

 jconsole - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 jstat - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jhsdb - The Java HotSpot Debugger

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 jmc - Java Mission Control

 javap - The Java Class File Disassembler

 keytool - Public Key Certificate Tool

 jarsigner - JAR File Signer

 jshell - Java Language Shell

 jrunscript - Script Code Shell

 serialver - serialVersionUID Generator

 native2ascii - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

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