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Command Line Code Inspector

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 WebStorm installation):
      • For Windows: inspect.bat
      • For UNIX and macOS: 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\.WebStormXX\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.



"C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\<WebStorm 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

Note that your paths should be adjusted to your particular local system.


/Applications/WebStorm.app/Contents/bin/inspect.sh ~/WebStormProjects/MyTestProject ~/Library/Preferences/WebStorm<version>XX/inspection/Default.xml ~/WebStormProjects/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 Analyze | 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 Results Tool Window.
Last modified: 26 March 2018

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