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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
PHP_PHPLINT_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
PHP_PHPLINT_COMMAND_REMOVE_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to remove from command line before calling the linter
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
PHP_PHPLINT_FILTER_REGEX_INCLUDE Custom regex including filter
Ex: (src\|lib)
Include every file
PHP_PHPLINT_FILTER_REGEX_EXCLUDE Custom regex excluding filter
Ex: (test\|examples)
Exclude no file
PHP_PHPLINT_CLI_LINT_MODE Override default CLI lint mode
- file: Calls the linter for each file
- list_of_files: Call the linter with the list of files as argument
- project: Call the linter from the root of the project
PHP_PHPLINT_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
PHP_PHPLINT_FILE_NAMES_REGEX File name regex filters. Regular expression list for filtering files by their base names using regex full match. Empty list includes all files
Ex: ["Dockerfile(-.+)?", "Jenkinsfile"]
Include every file
PHP_PHPLINT_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
PHP_PHPLINT_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
PHP_PHPLINT_UNSECURED_ENV_VARIABLES List of env variables explicitly not filtered before calling PHP_PHPLINT and its pre/post commands None
PHP_PHPLINT_CONFIG_FILE phplint configuration file nameUse LINTER_DEFAULT to let the linter find it .phplint.yml
PHP_PHPLINT_RULES_PATH Path where to find linter configuration file Workspace folder, then MegaLinter default rules
PHP_PHPLINT_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
PHP_PHPLINT_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0
PHP_PHPLINT_CLI_EXECUTABLE Override CLI executable ['phplint']

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 121 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
cupcake MegaLinter for the most commonly used languages 84 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
php Optimized for PHP based projects 54 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • File extensions: .php

How the linting is performed

  • phplint is called once with the list of files as arguments (list_of_files CLI lint mode)

Example calls

phplint myfile.php
phplint mydir
phplint mydir myfile.php
phplint mydir -vvv

Help content

  Files syntax check only

  lint [options] [--] [<path>...]

  path                               Path to file or directory to lint (default: working directory)

      --exclude=EXCLUDE              Path to file or directory to exclude from linting (multiple values allowed)
      --extensions=EXTENSIONS        Check only files with selected extensions (multiple values allowed)
  -j, --jobs=JOBS                    Number of paralleled jobs to run
  -c, --configuration=CONFIGURATION  Read configuration from config file [default: ".phplint.yml"]
      --no-configuration             Ignore default configuration file (.phplint.yml)
      --cache=CACHE                  Path to the cache directory
      --no-cache                     Ignore cached data
  -p, --progress=PROGRESS            Show the progress output
      --no-progress                  Hide the progress output
      --log-json[=LOG-JSON]          Log scan results in JSON format to file (default: standard output)
      --log-junit[=LOG-JUNIT]        Log scan results in JUnit XML format to file (default: standard output)
  -w, --warning                      Also show warnings
      --memory-limit=MEMORY-LIMIT    Memory limit for analysis
      --ignore-exit-code             Ignore exit codes so there are no "failure" exit code even when no files processed
  -h, --help                         Display help for the given command. When no command is given display help for the lint command
  -q, --quiet                        Do not output any message
  -V, --version                      Display this application version
      --ansi|--no-ansi               Force (or disable --no-ansi) ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction               Do not ask any interactive question
      --manifest                     Show which versions of dependencies are bundled
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose               Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

Installation on mega-linter Docker image

  • Dockerfile commands :
# Parent descriptor install
RUN GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN="$(cat /run/secrets/GITHUB_TOKEN)" \
    && export GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN \
    && wget --tries=5 -q -O phive.phar \
    && wget --tries=5 -q -O phive.phar.asc \
    && PHAR_KEY_ID="0x6AF725270AB81E04D79442549D8A98B29B2D5D79" \
    && ( gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
       || gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
       || gpg --keyserver --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
       || gpg --keyserver --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" ) \
    && gpg --verify phive.phar.asc phive.phar \
    && chmod +x phive.phar \
    && mv phive.phar /usr/local/bin/phive \
    && rm phive.phar.asc \
    && update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/php81 110

# Linter install
RUN GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN="$(cat /run/secrets/GITHUB_TOKEN)" && export GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN && phive --no-progress install overtrue/phplint --force-accept-unsigned -g