An opinionated custom coding standard.

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How to install

composer require sebastiaanluca/php-codesniffer-ruleset --dev

How to use

Enabling the rules

Add it to your project phpcs.xml or phpcs.xml.dist ruleset:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <arg name="basepath" value="."/>


    <rule ref="./vendor/sebastiaanluca/php-codesniffer-ruleset/ruleset.xml"/>

Sniffing code

The following commands can be added to the scripts section of your composer.json file to check and fix invalid code. Some optional checks are also included to illustrate how they might work together to check all your code.

    "scripts": {
        "composer-validate": "@composer validate --no-check-all --strict",
        "codesniffer-check": "vendor/bin/phpcs --runtime-set ignore_errors_on_exit 1 --runtime-set ignore_warnings_on_exit 1",
        "codesniffer-fix": "vendor/bin/phpcbf --runtime-set ignore_errors_on_exit 1 --runtime-set ignore_warnings_on_exit 1 || exit 0",
        "test": "vendor/bin/phpunit",
        "check": [

Sniffing code in PHPStorm

See PHP Code Sniffer in PhpStorm on how to set up CodeSniffer in PHPStorm.


This package operates under the MIT License (MIT). Please see LICENSE for more information.

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CONDUCT for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



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