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In addition to running code inspections from the main menu, or from the context menus of the Project tool window, you can also launch the inspector from the command line, without actually running IntelliJ IDEA. This way you can perform regular code inspections as a part of your development process, which is especially important for large projects. Inspection results are stored in the XML format.

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To launch a code inspection from the command line
  • Specify the following command line arguments:
    • Path to the launcher: specify the full path to one of the following launchers (which reside under the bin directory of your IntelliJ IDEA installation):
      • For Windows: inspect.bat
      • For UNIX and Mac:
    • Project file path is the full path to the *.ipr file or .idea directory of the project to be inspected.
    • Inspection profile path is the full path to the profile, against which the project should be inspected. The inspection profiles are stored under USER_HOME\.IntelliJ IDEAXX\config\inspection
    • Output path is the full path to an existing directory where the report will be stored.
    • Options. You can specify:
      • The directory to be inspected -d <full path to the subdirectory>
      • The verbosity level of output -vX, where X is 0 for quiet, 1 for noisy and 2 for extra noisy.


    Please note that you have to specify full paths, relative paths are not accepted.



C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\<IntelliJ IDEA home>\bin\inspect.bat
                E:\SampleProjects\MetersToInchesConverter E:\Work\MyProject\.idea\inspectionProfiles\Project_Default.xml
                E:\Work\MyProject\inspection-results-dir -v2 -d E:\SampleProjects\MetersToInchesConverter\subdirectory


/Applications/IntelliJ ~/IdeaProjects/MyTestProject
                ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJ IDEA/inspection/Default.xml ~/IdeaProjects/MyTestProject/results-dir -v2

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