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checkstyle - static code analysis tool to check if Java source code complies

CHECKSTYLE(1) CHECKSTYLE(1)

NAME

checkstyle - static code analysis tool to check if Java source code complies with coding rules

SYNOPSIS

checkstyle -c configurationFile [options] [file]

OVERVIEW

Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. It automates the process of checking Java code to spare humans of this boring (but important) task. This makes it ideal for projects that want to enforce a coding standard.
Checkstyle is highly configurable and can be made to support almost any coding standard.
Checkstyle is highly configurable and can be made to support almost any coding standard. Example configuration files are supplied supporting the Sun Code Conventions and Google Java Style.
For information about Checkstyle, it can be found at http://checkstyle.sourceforge.net/.

OPTIONS

file
Specify the Java source code file to check.
-c configurationFile
Specify the file that configures the checks to apply.
-f format
Specify the output format. Options are "plain" for the DefaultLogger and "xml" for the XMLLogger. Defaults to "plain".
-p propertiesFile
Specify a properties file to use.
-o file
Specify the file to output to.

EXAMPLE

Check the source files in the src/main/java directory using the Google Java Style:
    checkstyle -c /usr/share/checkstyle/google_checks.xml src/main/java

SEE ALSO

http://checkstyle.sourceforge.net/cmdline.html
2016-02-04