Use Coding Standard with 0-knowledge of PHP-CS-Fixer and PHP_CodeSniffer.

12.1.14 2024-02-23 13:10 UTC

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Killer Features


composer require symplify/easy-coding-standard --dev



On the first run, ECS creates ecs.php config file with directories and first rule to kick off.

Then you can run again to see the suggested diffs:


To actually fix your code, add --fix:

vendor/bin/ecs --fix

That's it!


Most of the time, you'll be happy with the default configuration. The most relevant part is configuring paths, checkers and sets:

use PhpCsFixer\Fixer\ArrayNotation\ArraySyntaxFixer;
use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\Config\ECSConfig;

return ECSConfig::configure()
    ->withPaths([__DIR__ . '/src', __DIR__ . '/tests'])
    ->withPreparedSets(psr12: true);

Do you want to check all *.php files in your root (ecs.php, rector.php etc.)? Instead of listing them one by one, use ->withRootFiles() method:

use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\Config\ECSConfig;

return ECSConfig::configure()
    ->withPaths([__DIR__ . '/src', __DIR__ . '/tests'])

Do you want to include one of 44 sets from php-cs-fixer?

You can:

use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\Config\ECSConfig;

return ECSConfig::configure()
    ->withPaths([__DIR__ . '/src', __DIR__ . '/tests'])
    ->withPhpCsFixerSets(perCS20: true, doctrineAnnotation: true);

How to Skip Files/Rules?

Love the sets of rules, but want to skip single rule or some files?

use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\Config\ECSConfig;

return ECSConfig::configure()
        // skip single rule

        // skip single rule in specific paths
        ArraySyntaxFixer::class => [
            __DIR__ . '/src/ValueObject/',

        // skip directory by absolute or * mask
        __DIR__ . '/src/Migrations',

        // skip directories by mask
        __DIR__ . '/src/*/Legacy',

Less Common Options

You probably won't use these, but they can give you more control over the internal process:

use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\Config\ECSConfig;
use Symplify\EasyCodingStandard\ValueObject\Option;

return ECSConfig::configure()
    // file extensions to scan

    // configure cache paths and namespace - useful e.g. Gitlab CI caching, where getcwd() produces always different path
        directory: sys_get_temp_dir() . '/_changed_files_detector_tests',
        namespace: getcwd() // normalized to directory separator

    // print contents with specific indent rules
    ->withSpacing(indentation: Option::INDENTATION_SPACES, lineEnding: PHP_EOL)

    // modify parallel run
    ->withParallel(timeoutSeconds: 120, maxNumberOfProcess: 32, jobSize: 20);

Mentioned values are default ones.

Do you use ECS across variety of project? Do you want to run them always the same way in each of those project? Let's make use of Composer scripts

This command adds 2 handy scripts to your composer.json:

vendor/bin/ecs scripts

Run them always the same way - to check the code:

composer check-cs

To apply fixes, run:

composer fix-cs


How do I clear cache?

vendor/bin/ecs --clear-cache

How can I see all used rules?

vendor/bin/ecs list-checkers

Do you look for json format?

vendor/bin/ecs list-checkers --output-format json

How to Migrate from another coding standard tool?

Do you use another tool and want to migrate? It's pretty straightforward - here is "how to":