This package is abandoned and no longer maintained. The author suggests using the dancryer/php-docblock-checker package instead.

A simple tool for checking that your PHP classes and methods use docblocks.

1.10.2 2019-04-26 10:38 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2019-04-26 10:38:58 UTC


Check PHP files within a directory for appropriate use of Docblocks.


composer require block8/php-docblock-checker


call vendor/bin/phpdoccheck {params}

To validate changed files in the last git commit:

git diff --name-only HEAD HEAD^ | ./vendor/bin/phpdoccheck --from-stdin

If used within a travis context, this may be useful: git diff --name-only ${TRAVIS_COMMIT_RANGE:-"HEAD^"} | ./vendor/bin/phpdoccheck --from-stdin


Parameters may be passed either from the command line, or via a config file (defaults to phpdoccheck.yml in the currrent working directory).

The config file location may be overriden by specifying the --config-file option

If a parameter is specified in both places, the command line will take priority.

Short Long Description
-h --help Display help message.
-x --exclude=EXCLUDE Files and directories (absolute or pattern) to exclude.
-d --directory=DIRECTORY Directory to scan. [default: "./"]
none --cache-file=FILE Use cache file to speed up processing.
none --config-file=FILE Use config file to specify options [default: "./phpdoccheck.yml"].
none --from-stdin Use list of files provided via stdin
none --skip-classes Don't check classes for docblocks.
none --skip-methods Don't check methods for docblocks.
none --skip-signatures Don't check docblocks against method signatures.
none --only-signatures Only check methods that have parameters or returns.
-j --json Output JSON instead of a log.
-l --files-per-line=FILES-PER-LINE Number of files per line in progress [default: 50]
-w --fail-on-warnings Consider the check failed if any warnings are produced.
-i --info-only Information-only mode, just show summary.
-q --quiet Do not output any message.
-V --version Display this application version.
none --ansi Force ANSI output.
none --no-ansi Disable 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.

Each option is also available in the config file:

directory: src
files-per-line: 10
cache-file: .phpdoccheck
  - foo/bar/baz.php
  - foo/*
  - skip-classes
  - skip-methods
  - skip-signatures
  - only-signatures
  - fail-on-warnings
  - info-only
  - from-stdin
  - json