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This package was approved by moderator dtgm on 5/26/2016.

Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. It automates the process of checking Java code to spare humans of this boring (but important) task. This makes it ideal for projects that want to enforce a coding standard.

Checkstyle is highly configurable and can be made to support almost any coding standard. An example configuration files are supplied supporting the Sun Code Conventions, Google Java Style.

Due to changes in the Java 8 package, you may have to set your own %JAVA_HOME% environment variable. Checkstyle is a JAR and, as you can see in the included checkstyle.bat file, we have to run the checkstyle JAR through the java command.

To install Checkstyle, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install checkstyle

To upgrade Checkstyle, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade checkstyle


  • tools\checkstyle.bat Show
    "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java" -jar "%CHECKSTYLE_HOME%\checkstyle-6.18-all.jar" %*
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $package = Split-Path $tools
    $content = Join-Path $package 'checkstyle-6.18'
    $bat = Join-Path $tools 'checkstyle.bat'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName 'checkstyle' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum '2034571567DC973E3B30D7CBB45B005A628D2C1877FC0E0F058D61DD2F0BC841' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -UnzipLocation $package
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable `
        -VariableName 'CHECKSTYLE_HOME' `
        -VariableValue $content `
        -VariableType 'Machine'
    Install-BinFile `
        -Name 'checkstyle' `
        -Path $bat
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $bat = Join-Path $tools 'checkstyle.bat'
    Uninstall-BinFile `
        -Name 'checkstyle' `
        -Path $bat

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  • checkstyle


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Checkstyle 6.8.1 266 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 approved

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