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Lint

interface Lint


DSL object for configuring lint options. Example:

android {
lint {
// set to true to turn off analysis progress reporting by lint
quiet = true
// if true, stop the gradle build if errors are found
abortOnError = false
// set to true to have all release builds run lint on issues with severity=fatal
// and abort the build (controlled by abortOnError above) if fatal issues are found
checkReleaseBuilds = true
// if true, only report errors
ignoreWarnings = true
// if true, emit full/absolute paths to files with errors (true by default)
//absolutePaths = true
// if true, check all issues, including those that are off by default
checkAllWarnings = true
// if true, treat all warnings as errors
warningsAsErrors = true
// turn off checking the given issue id's
disable += ['TypographyFractions', 'TypographyQuotes']
// turn on the given issue id's
enable += ['RtlHardcoded','RtlCompat', 'RtlEnabled']
// check *only* the given issue id's
checkOnly += ['NewApi', 'InlinedApi']
// if true, don't include source code lines in the error output
noLines = true
// if true, show all locations for an error, do not truncate lists, etc.
showAll = true
// whether lint should include full issue explanations in the text error output
explainIssues = false
// Fallback lint configuration (default severities, etc.)
lintConfig = file("default-lint.xml")
// if true, generate a text report of issues (false by default)
textReport = true
// location to write the output; can be a file or 'stdout' or 'stderr'
//textOutput 'stdout'
textOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-results.txt")
// if true, generate an XML report for use by for example Jenkins
xmlReport true
// file to write report to (if not specified, defaults to lint-results.xml)
xmlOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.xml")
// if true, generate an HTML report (with issue explanations, sourcecode, etc)
htmlReport true
// optional path to HTML report (default will be lint-results.html in the builddir)
htmlOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.html")
// if true, generate a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format)
sarifReport true
// optional path to SARIF report (default will be lint-results.sarif in the builddir)
sarifOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.html")
// Set the severity of the given issues to fatal (which means they will be
// checked during release builds (even if the lint target is not included)
fatal 'NewApi', 'InlineApi'
// Set the severity of the given issues to error
error 'Wakelock', 'TextViewEdits'
// Set the severity of the given issues to warning
warning 'ResourceAsColor'
// Set the severity of the given issues to ignore (same as disabling the check)
ignore 'TypographyQuotes'
// Set the severity of the given issues to informational
informational 'StopShip'
// Use (or create) a baseline file for issues that should not be reported
baseline file("lint-baseline.xml")
// Normally most lint checks are not run on test sources (except the checks
// dedicated to looking for mistakes in unit or instrumentation tests, unless
// ignoreTestSources is true). You can turn on normal lint checking in all
// sources with the following flag, false by default:
checkTestSources true
// Like checkTestSources, but always skips analyzing tests -- meaning that it
// also ignores checks that have explicitly asked to look at test sources, such
// as the unused resource check.
ignoreTestSources true
// Normally lint will skip generated sources, but you can turn it on with this flag
checkGeneratedSources true
// Normally lint will analyze all dependencies along with each module; this ensures
// that lint can correctly (for example) determine if a resource declared in a library
// is unused; checking only the library in isolation would not be able to identify this
// problem. However, this leads to quite a bit of extra computation; a library is
// analyzed repeatedly, for each module that it is used in.
checkDependencies false
}
}

Summary

Public properties

Boolean

Whether lint should set the exit code of the process if errors are found

Boolean

Whether lint should display full paths in the error output.

File?

The baseline file to use, if any.

Boolean

Whether lint should check all warnings, including those off by default

Boolean

Whether lint should check all dependencies too as part of its analysis.

Boolean

Returns whether lint should run checks on generated sources.

MutableSet<String>

The exact set of issues to check set by checkOnly.

Boolean

Whether lint should check for fatal errors during release builds.

Boolean

Whether lint should run all checks on test sources, instead of just the lint checks that have been specifically written to include tests (e.g. checks looking for specific test errors, or checks that need to consider testing code such as the unused resource detector)

MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to suppress.

MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to enable.

MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'error'

Boolean

Whether lint should include explanations for issue errors.

MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'fatal'

File?

The optional path to where an HTML report should be written.

Boolean

Whether we should write an HTML report.

MutableSet<String>

This property is deprecated. Ignore and disable are synonyms

Boolean

Whether lint should ignore all testFixtures sources.

Boolean

Whether lint should ignore all test sources.

Boolean

Returns whether lint will only check for errors (ignoring warnings)

MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'informational'

File?

The default config file to use as a fallback.

Boolean

Whether lint should include the source lines in the output where errors occurred (true by default)

Boolean

Whether lint should be quiet (for example, not write informational messages such as paths to report files written)

File?

The optional path to where a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) should be written.

Boolean

Whether we should write a SARIF (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) report.

Boolean

Whether lint should include all output (e.g. include all alternate locations, not truncating long messages, etc.)

File?

The optional path to where a text report should be written.

Boolean

Whether lint should write a text report.

MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'warning'

Boolean

Whether lint should treat all warnings as errors

File?

The optional path to where an XML report should be written.

Boolean

Whether we should write an XML report.

Public properties

abortOnError

var abortOnErrorBoolean

Whether lint should set the exit code of the process if errors are found

absolutePaths

var absolutePathsBoolean

Whether lint should display full paths in the error output. By default the paths are relative to the path lint was invoked from.

baseline

var baselineFile?

The baseline file to use, if any. The baseline file is an XML report previously created by lint, and any warnings and errors listed in that report will be ignored from analysis.

If you have a project with a large number of existing warnings, this lets you set a baseline and only see newly introduced warnings until you get a chance to go back and address the "technical debt" of the earlier warnings.

checkAllWarnings

var checkAllWarningsBoolean

Whether lint should check all warnings, including those off by default

checkDependencies

var checkDependenciesBoolean

Whether lint should check all dependencies too as part of its analysis. Default is false.

checkGeneratedSources

var checkGeneratedSourcesBoolean

Returns whether lint should run checks on generated sources.

checkOnly

val checkOnlyMutableSet<String>

The exact set of issues to check set by checkOnly.

If empty, lint will detect the issues that are enabled by default plus any issues enabled via enable and without issues disabled via disable.

checkReleaseBuilds

var checkReleaseBuildsBoolean

Whether lint should check for fatal errors during release builds. Default is true. If issues with severity "fatal" are found, the release build is aborted.

checkTestSources

var checkTestSourcesBoolean

Whether lint should run all checks on test sources, instead of just the lint checks that have been specifically written to include tests (e.g. checks looking for specific test errors, or checks that need to consider testing code such as the unused resource detector)

disable

val disableMutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to suppress. Callers are allowed to modify this collection.

enable

val enableMutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to enable. Callers are allowed to modify this collection.

error

val errorMutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'error'

explainIssues

var explainIssuesBoolean

Whether lint should include explanations for issue errors. (Note that HTML and XML reports intentionally do this unconditionally, ignoring this setting.)

fatal

val fatalMutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'fatal'

htmlOutput

var htmlOutputFile?

The optional path to where an HTML report should be written. Setting this property will also turn on htmlReport.

htmlReport

var htmlReportBoolean

Whether we should write an HTML report. Default is true. The location can be controlled by htmlOutput.

ignore

val ignoreMutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'ignore'

ignoreTestFixturesSources

var ignoreTestFixturesSourcesBoolean

Whether lint should ignore all testFixtures sources.

ignoreTestSources

var ignoreTestSourcesBoolean

Whether lint should ignore all test sources. This is like checkTestSources, but always skips analyzing tests -- meaning that it also ignores checks that have explicitly asked to look at test sources, such as the unused resource check.

ignoreWarnings

var ignoreWarningsBoolean

Returns whether lint will only check for errors (ignoring warnings)

informational

val informationalMutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'informational'

lintConfig

var lintConfigFile?

The default config file to use as a fallback. This corresponds to a lint.xml file with severities etc to use when a project does not have more specific information.

noLines

var noLinesBoolean

Whether lint should include the source lines in the output where errors occurred (true by default)

quiet

var quietBoolean

Whether lint should be quiet (for example, not write informational messages such as paths to report files written)

sarifOutput

var sarifOutputFile?

The optional path to where a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) should be written. Setting this property will also turn on sarifReport.

sarifReport

var sarifReportBoolean

Whether we should write a SARIF (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) report. Default is false. The location can be controlled by sarifOutput.

showAll

var showAllBoolean

Whether lint should include all output (e.g. include all alternate locations, not truncating long messages, etc.)

textOutput

var textOutputFile?

The optional path to where a text report should be written.

To output the lint report to stdout set textReport=true, and leave textOutput unset.

textReport

var textReportBoolean

Whether lint should write a text report.

With the default setting (textReport=false), the lint task will print a summary to stdout if there are any lint warnings or errors including a link to the full text report.

When textReport=true and textOutput is unset, the full report will be printed by the lint task, rather than just a summary. When textOutput is set, the full text report will be copied to the specified location.

warning

val warningMutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'warning'

warningsAsErrors

var warningsAsErrorsBoolean

Whether lint should treat all warnings as errors

xmlOutput

var xmlOutputFile?

The optional path to where an XML report should be written. Setting this property will also turn on xmlReport.

xmlReport

var xmlReportBoolean

Whether we should write an XML report. Default is true. The location can be controlled by xmlOutput.