Installing and updating PVS-Studio on macOS

PVS-Studio is distributed as a graphical installer, archive or via the Homebrew repository. Using installation from a repository, you can get analyzer updates automatically. The distribution kit includes the following files:

  • pvs-studio - the kernel of the analyzer;
  • pvs-studio-analyzer - a utility for checking projects without integration;
  • plog-converter - a utility for converting the analyzer report to different formats;

You can install the analyzer using the following methods:

Installation from Homebrew


brew install viva64/pvs-studio/pvs-studio


brew upgrade pvs-studio

Manual Installation


Run the .pkg file and follow the instructions of the installer:



Unpack the archive and place the executables in the directory, available in PATH.

tar -xzf pvs-studio-VERSION.tgz

Running the analyzer

After a successful analyzer installation on your computer, to check a project follow the instructions on this page: "How to run PVS-Studio on Linux and macOS".

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