Code Sniffer Page
The page is available only when the PHP plugin is enabled. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing Plugins.
On this page, choose the Code Sniffer script to use.
| From this drop-down list, choose the script to use: |
| This area displays a list of files that Code Sniffer skips. IntelliJ IDEA suggests adding a new file to the list during inspection when waiting for response from the Code Sniffer exceeds the limit specified in the Tool process timeout field. This is done to prevent slowing down processing. For each file, IntelliJ IDEA displays its name and location. |
Code Sniffer Dialog
The dialog opens when you click next to the Configuration list on the Code Sniffer page.
Use this dialog to configure local Code Sniffer scripts or scripts associated with remote PHP interpreters as well as configure Code Sniffer's behaviour. See PHP Code Sniffer for details.
The left-hand pane of the dialog shows all the configured Code Sniffer scripts, one of them is of the type Local, and others are named after the remote PHP interpreters with which the scripts are associated. When you select a configuration, the right-hand pane shows its details.
To configure or edit the Local script, select Local and specify the location of
phpcsin the PHP Code Sniffer path field.
- To configure a new script associated with a remote PHP interpreter:
Click on the toolbar.
In the Code Sniffer by Remote Interpreter dialog that opens, choose the remote PHP interpreter to use the associated script from. If the list does not contain a relevant interpreter, click and configure a remote interpreter in the CLI Interpreters dialog as described in Configuring Remote PHP Interpreters.
When you click OK, IntelliJ IDEA brings you back to the Code Sniffer dialog where the new Code Sniffer configuration is added to the list and the right-hand pane shows the chosen remote PHP interpreter, the path to the Code Sniffer associated with it, and the advanced Code Sniffer options.
PHP Code Sniffer (phpcs) Path
| In this text box, specify the location of the Code Sniffer utility |
If the script is associated with a PHP interpreter, IntelliJ IDEA detects the path to it and fills in the field automatically but you can edit it if necessary. Type the path manually or click Browse and select the path in the dialog that opens.
To check that the specified path to phpcs.bat or phpcs ensures interaction between IntelliJ IDEA and Code Sniffer, that is, the tool can be launched from IntelliJ IDEA and IntelliJ IDEA will receive problem reports from it, click the Validate button. This validation is equal to running the
The field shows the chosen PHP interpreter to use the Code Sniffer from.
Maximum number of messages per file
In this text box, set the upper limit for the total number of messages to be reported for a file. All the messages above this limit will be rejected. IntelliJ IDEA will display the following warning right in the code:
Tool process timeout
In this text box, specify how long you want IntelliJ IDEA to wait for a result from PHP Code Sniffer, whereupon the process is killed to prevent excessive CPU and memory usage. This gives you the capability to fine tune the PHP Code Sniffer process behavior depending on the configuration of your computer and the rule sets used.