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Command Line Code Inspector

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Launching a code inspection from the command line

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 OS X: inspect.sh
    • Project file path is the full path to the directory that contains 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.

Examples

Windows

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

OS X

/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/bin/inspect.sh ~/IntelliJ IDEAProjects/MyTestProject ~/Library/Preferences/ideaXX/inspection/Default.xml ~/IntelliJ IDEAProjects/MyTestProject/results-dir -v2

Viewing the results of an offline inspection

If you have performed an offline inspection and exported the inspection results to a directory in the XML format you can always download and view these results.

To view the results of an offline inspection, follow these steps

  1. Open the project against which the inspection was performed.
  2. On the main menu, choose Code | View Offline Inspection Results.
  3. In the Select Path dialog box that opens, navigate to the directory that contains inspection results in XML format.
  4. Click OK. Inspection results display in the Offline View tab in the Inspection tool window.

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Last modified: 7 December 2016