Command line usage
Type phpmd [filename|directory] [report format] [ruleset file], i.e: ::
mapi@arwen ~ $ phpmd PHP/Depend/DbusUI/ xml rulesets/codesize.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<pmd version="0.0.1" timestamp="2009-12-19T22:17:18+01:00">
ruleset="Code Size Rules"
This class has too many methods, consider refactoring it.
You can pass a file name or a directory name containing PHP source
code to PHPMD.
The PHPMD PEAR or Phar distribution includes the rule set files inside
its archive, even if the "rulesets/codesize.xml" parameter above looks
like a filesystem reference.
Command line options
- Notice that the default output is in XML, so you can redirect it to
a file and XSLT it or whatever
- You can also use shortened names to refer to the built-in rule sets,
like this: ::
phpmd PHP/Depend/DbusUI/ xml codesize
- The command line interface also accepts the following optional arguments:
- ``--minimumpriority`` - The rule priority threshold; rules with lower
priority than they will not be used.
- ``--reportfile`` - Sends the report output to the specified file,
instead of the default output target ``STDOUT``.
- ``--suffixes`` - Comma-separated string of valid source code filename
- ``--exclude`` - Comma-separated string of patterns that are used to ignore
- ``--struct`` - Also report those nodes with a @SuppressWarnings annotation.
Using multiple rule sets
PHPMD uses so called rule sets that configure/define a set of rules which will
be applied against the source under test. The default distribution of PHPMD is
already shipped with a few default sets, that can be used out-of-box. You can
call PHPMD's cli tool with a set's name to apply this configuration: ::
~ $ phpmd /path/to/source text codesize
But what if you would like to apply more than one rule set against your source?
You can also pass a list of rule set names, separated by comma to PHPMD's cli
~ $ phpmd /path/to/source text codesize,unusedcode,naming
You can also mix custom `rule set files`__ with build-in rule sets: ::
~ $ phpmd /path/to/source text codesize,/my/rules.xml
That's it. With this behavior you can specify you own combination of rule sets
that will check the source code.
Using multiple source files and folders
PHPMD also allowes you to specify multiple source directories in case you want
to create one output for certain parts of your code ::
~ $ phpmd /path/to/code,index.php,/another/place/with/code text codesize
PHPMD's command line tool currently defines three different exit codes.
- *0*, This exit code indicates that everything worked as expected. This means
there was no error/exception and PHPMD hasn't detected any rule violation
in the code under test.
- *1*, This exit code indicates that an error/exception occured which has
interrupted PHPMD during execution.
- *2*, This exit code means that PHPMD has processed the code under test
without the occurence of an error/exception, but it has detected rule
violations in the analyzed source code.
At the moment PHPMD comes with the following three renderers:
- *xml*, which formats the report as XML.
- *text*, simple textual format.
- *html*, single HTML file with possible problems.