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Running Inspection by Name

Rather than running all enabled inspections, IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to exactly specify the desired inspection by its name and run it to inspect the code in the specific scope.

To run a code inspection by name

  1. Open the desired file in the editor. Alternatively select files or directories in the Project Tool Window. For multiple selection, click the items holding down the Ctrl/ key. The initial inspection scope will be confined to the opened file or the selection.
  2. On the main menu, choose Analyze | Run Inspection by Name, or press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+I.
  3. In the pop-up frame that opens, start typing the inspection name. As you type, the suggestion list shrinks to show the matching inspection only.
    The Specify Inspection Scope dialog box opens.
  4. In the Inspection scope area, specify which files should be inspected.
    • To have the source code of the entire project inspected, select the Whole Project option.
    • If you are using version control integration, you can choose to only inspect uncommitted files.
    • To run an inspection for the currently opened file, or the file(s)/folder(s) selected in the Project view, select the File/Module <name> option.
    • To apply inspect code in a specific scope, select the Custom scope option, then choose the desired scope from the drop-down list or click the Browse button browseButton and configure a new scope in the Scopes dialog box.
  5. To have test source files inspected too, select the Include test sources check box.
  6. To apply inspection only in files matching the specific mask, select the File Masks(s) and specify the file mask. Use comma to separate multiple file masks.
  7. Click OK to run the inspection.
  8. Examine results in the Inspection Results Tool Window.
Last modified: 6 March 2018

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