Friday, November 13, 2015

PHP-CS-Fixer in PHPStorm with File Watcher

First of all, install php-cs-fixer:

wget -O php-cs-fixer
sudo chmod a+x php-cs-fixer
sudo mv php-cs-fixer /usr/local/bin/php-cs-fixer

Second have a project-specific php-cs config file. As an example take a look here.

In PHPStorm click "File" -> "Settings" -> "Tools" -> "File Watchers"

Fill out the provided view:

Name: PHP CS Fixer
Description: fixes php code style
Show console: Error
File type: PHP
Scope: Project Files
Program: /usr/local/bin/php-cs-fixer
Arguments: --config-file=$ProjectFileDir$/.php_cs fix $FileDir$/$FileName$ -v --diff --dry-run
Working directory: $ProjectFileDir$

It should look like this:

PHPStorm Settings

Hint: You can also ommit the --dry-run option, to let PHP-CS-Fixer automatically fix your code.


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