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Command-line source code formatter is a special functionality within Intellij IDEA and Intellij-based products like PhpStorm, WebStorm and etc. which allows to format arbitrary files outside a project scope using an XML file with exported code style settings and a file specification which defines a file or a group of files to be formatted. Although subsequent sections refer to Intellij IDEA they are equally applicable to so-called small IDEs. For the file(s) to be formatted there should be corresponding plug-ins which support required file types. For example, PHP files will be formatted only if PHP plug-in is installed.

Formatter Launcher Script

The script is format.bat on Windows or on Linux/Mac(?) in <Intellij dir>/bin directory, where <Intellij dir> is Intellij IDEA's root installation directory. The script launches Intellij IDEA or Intellij-based IDE which formats specified files and quits. If launched without any parameters or -h parameter, the script outputs a list of its options.


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