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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
PHP_PHPSTAN_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
PHP_PHPSTAN_FILTER_REGEX_INCLUDE Custom regex including filter
Ex: (src\|lib)
Include every file
PHP_PHPSTAN_FILTER_REGEX_EXCLUDE Custom regex excluding filter
Ex: (test\|examples)
Exclude no file
PHP_PHPSTAN_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
list_of_files
PHP_PHPSTAN_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
[".php"]
PHP_PHPSTAN_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_PHPSTAN_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
PHP_PHPSTAN_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
PHP_PHPSTAN_CONFIG_FILE phpstan configuration file name
Use LINTER_DEFAULT to let the linter find it
phpstan.neon.dist
PHP_PHPSTAN_RULES_PATH Path where to find linter configuration file Workspace folder, then MegaLinter default rules
PHP_PHPSTAN_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
PHP_PHPSTAN_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0

IDE Integration

Use phpstan in your favorite IDE to catch errors before MegaLinter !

IDE Extension Name Install
IDEA PHPStan / Psalm / Generics
Visual Studio Code vscode-phpstan Install in VSCode

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 109 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
cupcake MegaLinter for the most commonly used languages 79 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
php Optimized for PHP based projects 50 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • File extensions: .php

How the linting is performed

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

Example calls

phpstan analyse --no-progress --no-ansi myfile.php
phpstan analyse --no-progress --no-ansi -c phpstan.neon myfile.php
phpstan analyse --no-progress --no-ansi myfile1.php myfile2.php
phpstan analyse --no-progress --no-ansi mydir1/ mydir2/ myfile.php

Help content

Description:
  Analyses source code

Usage:
  analyse [options] [--] [<paths>...]
  analyze

Arguments:
  paths                                        Paths with source code to run analysis on

Options:
  -c, --configuration=CONFIGURATION            Path to project configuration file
  -l, --level=LEVEL                            Level of rule options - the higher the stricter
      --no-progress                            Do not show progress bar, only results
      --debug                                  Show debug information - which file is analysed, do not catch internal errors
  -a, --autoload-file=AUTOLOAD-FILE            Project's additional autoload file path
      --error-format=ERROR-FORMAT              Format in which to print the result of the analysis
  -b, --generate-baseline[=GENERATE-BASELINE]  Path to a file where the baseline should be saved [default: false]
      --allow-empty-baseline                   Do not error out when the generated baseline is empty
      --memory-limit=MEMORY-LIMIT              Memory limit for analysis
      --xdebug                                 Allow running with XDebug for debugging purposes
      --fix                                    Launch PHPStan Pro
      --watch                                  Launch PHPStan Pro
      --pro                                    Launch PHPStan Pro
  -h, --help                                   Display help for the given command. When no command is given display help for the analyse 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
  -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 wget --tries=5 -q -O phive.phar https://phar.io/releases/phive.phar \
    && wget --tries=5 -q -O phive.phar.asc https://phar.io/releases/phive.phar.asc \
    && PHAR_KEY_ID="0x9D8A98B29B2D5D79" \
    && ( gpg --keyserver keyserver.pgp.com --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
        || gpg --keyserver ha.pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
        || gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys "$PHAR_KEY_ID" \
        || gpg --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys "$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/php7 100 \
    && update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/php8 10

# Linter install
RUN phive --no-progress install phpstan -g --trust-gpg-keys CF1A108D0E7AE720