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Symfony2 PHP CodeSniffer Coding Standard

A code standard to check against the Symfony coding standards


  1. Install phpcs:

    pear install PHP_CodeSniffer
  2. Find your PEAR directory:

    pear config-show | grep php_dir
  3. Copy, symlink or check out this repo to a folder called Symfony2 inside the phpcs Standards directory:

    cd /path/to/pear/PHP/CodeSniffer/Standards
    git clone git:// Symfony2
  4. Set Symfony2 as your default coding standard:

    phpcs --config-set default_standard Symfony2
  5. ...

  6. Profit!

    cd /path/to/my/project
    phpcs path/to/my/file.php


If you do contribute code to these sniffs, please make sure it conforms to the PEAR coding standard and that the Symfony2-coding-standard unit tests still pass.

To check the coding standard, run from the Symfony2-coding-standard source root:

$ phpcs --ignore=*/tests/* --standard=PEAR . -n

The unit-tests are run from within the PHP_CodeSniffer directory:

$ phpunit --filter Symfony2_* tests/AllTests.php
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