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Format files from the command line

Apply code style formatting to specified files from the command line. To be able to format files, install and enable plugins with support for the corresponding file types in AppCode (for example, the Shell Script plugin to format shell script files).

By default, AppCode does not provide a command-line launcher. For information about creating a launcher script for AppCode, see Command-line interface.

Syntax
appcode format [<options>] <path ...>
Examples

Format two specific files from the ~/Data/src directory using the default code style settings:

appcode format ~/Data/src/hello.html ~/Data/src/world.html

Recursively format all files in the ~/Data/src directory including all subdirectories using the default code style settings:

appcode format -r ~/Data/src

Non-recursively format all the .xml and .html files in the ~/Data/src directory using code style settings from ~/Data/settings.xml:

appcode format -s ~/Data/settings.xml -m *.xml,*.html ~/Data/src

Options

Option

Description

-h

Show the help message and quit.

-m|-mask

Specify a comma-separated list of file masks that define the files to be processed. You can use the * (any string) and ? (any single character) wildcards.

-r|-R

Process specified directories recursively.

-s|-settings

Specify the code style settings file to use for formatting. This can be one of the following:

  • A file with the exported code style settings: in the Preferences dialog ⌘,, open the Editor | Code Style page, click The Show Scheme Actions button, and select Export.

  • The .idea/codeStyleSettings.xml file stored in your project directory (for AppCode version 2017.2 and earlier).

  • The .idea/codeStyles/Project.xml file stored in your project directory (for AppCode version 2017.3 and later).

If this option is not specified, the default code style settings will be used.

Last modified: 20 May 2020