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Tokenize PHP, JavaScript and CSS files to detect violations of a defined set of coding standards. More information:

  • Sniff the specified directory for issues (defaults to the PEAR standard):

phpcs {{path/to/directory}}

  • Display a list of installed coding standards:

phpcs -i

  • Specify a coding standard to validate against:

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} --standard {{standard}}

  • Specify comma-separated file extensions to include when sniffing:

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} --extensions {{file_extension1,file_extension2,...}}

  • Specify the format of the output report (e.g. full, xml, json, summary):

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} --report {{format}}

  • Set configuration variables to be used during the process:

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} --config-set {{key}} {{value}}

  • A comma-separated list of files to load before processing:

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} --bootstrap {{path/to/file1,path/to/file2,...}}

  • Don't recurse into subdirectories:

phpcs {{path/to/directory}} -l