`phplint` is a tool that can speed up linting of php files by running several lint processes at once.

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`phplint` is a tool that can speed up linting of php files by running several lint processes at once.

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Locally, if you have PHP

$ composer require overtrue/phplint --dev -vvv

Locally, if you only have Docker

docker pull overtrue/phplint:latest



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

  path                               Path to file or directory to lint.

      --exclude=EXCLUDE              Path to file or directory to exclude from linting (multiple values allowed)
      --extensions=EXTENSIONS        Check only files with selected extensions (default: php)
  -j, --jobs=JOBS                    Number of parallel jobs to run (default: 5)
  -c, --configuration=CONFIGURATION  Read configuration from config file (default: ./.phplint.yml).
      --no-configuration             Ignore default configuration file (default: ./.phplint.yml).
      --no-cache                     Ignore cached data.
      --cache=CACHE                  Path to the cache file.
      --json[=JSON]                  Output JSON results to a file.
      --xml[=XML]                    Output JUnit XML results to a file.
  -w, --warning                      Also show warnings
  -h, --help                         Display this help message
  -q, --quiet                        Do not output any message
  -V, --version                      Display this application version
      --ansi                         Force ANSI output
      --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
 Lint something


$ ./vendor/bin/phplint ./ --exclude=vendor

You can also define configuration as a file .phplint.yml:

path: ./
jobs: 10
cache: build/phplint.cache
  - php
  - vendor
warning: false
$ ./vendor/bin/phplint

By default, the command will read configuration from file .phplint.yml of path specified, you can custom the filename by option: --configuration=FILENAME or -c FILENAME;

If you want to disable the config file, you can add option --no-configuration.


Not all linting problems are errors, PHP also has warnings, for example when using a continue statement within a switch case. By default these errors are not reported, but you can turn this on with the warning cli flag, or by setting the warning to true in the configuration.


use Overtrue\PHPLint\Linter;

$path = __DIR__ .'/app';
$exclude = ['vendor'];
$extensions = ['php'];
$warnings = true;

$linter = new Linter($path, $exclude, $extensions, $warnings);

// get errors
$errors = $linter->lint();

// [
//    '/path/to/foo.php' => [
//          'error' => "unexpected '$key' (T_VARIABLE)",
//          'line' => 168,
//          'file' => '/path/to/foo.php',
//      ],
//    '/path/to/bar.php' => [
//          'error' => "unexpected 'class' (T_CLASS), expecting ',' or ';'",
//          'line' => 28,
//          'file' => '/path/to/bar.php',
//      ],
// ]

GitHub Actions

uses: overtrue/phplint@master
  path: .
  options: --exclude=*.log

Other CI/CD (f.e. Bitbucket Pipelines, GitLab CI)

Run this command using overtrue/phplint:latest Docker image:

/root/.composer/vendor/bin/phplint ./ --exclude=vendor

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