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The npm packagepromyze-cli allows to compute best practices suggestions on a code base to detect locations where best practices are not followed. It also provides facilities to produce a report file for tools like SonarQube, or in the SARIF format (Static Analysis Results Interchange Format).


We recommend installing the promyze-cli tool globally.
npm i -g promyze-cli


There are two mandatory parameters to set:
  • PROMYZE_URL: The full URL of your Packmind instance (ex:
  • PROMYZE_API_KEY: A valid user API Key to connect to your Packmind instance.
We recommend setting these values as environment variables, but you can also pass them as command-line arguments.
You can also use the dotenv package:
npm install dotenv dotenv-cli
Then, create a .env.promyze file and set these two values (add it to your .gitignore to not share sensitive data):
Then add a script in your package.json:
"scripts": {
"promyze-cli": "dotenv -e .env.promyze promyze-cli scan ."
And you can finally run it as:
npm run promyze-cli

Run a scan in standalone mode

Outside a npm script, run the following command to ensure everything works fine:
promyze-cli scan .
//or npm run promyze-cli if you've followed above instructions
If yes, you can check the section below to configure the code analysis.

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Usage: promyze-cli scan [options] [sources]
Scan the comma-separated list of files/directories to detect negative examples of best practices
-e, --exclude <value> Comma-separated list of patterns to exclude files that contain one of them (ex: "Listener"). These are only string patterns, not regular expressions. (default: "dist/,node_modules,.min.,.map.,.git/")
-ext, --extensions <severity> Comma-separated list of extensions to exclusively include, ex: ".js,.ts" (default: "")
-m, --mode <mode> Execution mode:
* "all" : scan all the codebase
* "onlyChanged": Should only scan edited files on SCM (only Git is supported): (default: "all")
-g, --grouped <grouped> For the "console" formatter, group the result by files or practices: ["files", "practices"] (default: "files")
-f, --formatters <formatters> Comma-separated list of formatters: ["console", "sonarqube", "sarif"] (default: "console")
-o, --output <outputFile> File output when formatters do not only include "console" (default: "promyze-scan.json")
-s, --severity <severity> Severity of the issues in the report, such as "WARNING", "MAJOR", "BLOCKER", .... Only relevant when formatter is "sonarqube" or "sarif" (default: "MAJOR")
-u, --url <url> Indicate the full Packmind URL (ex: You can pass it with PROMYZE_URL environment variable. (default: "")
-k, --apiKey <url> Indicate the full Packmind API Key. We recommend to use instead the PROMYZE_API_KEY environment variable. (default: "")
-exit, --errorIfResults <errorIfResults> If true, will stop with an error code 1 if at least one suggestion is found (default: 'false')
-t, --type <issueType> Exclude file patterns, such as "CODE_SMELL", "VULNERABILITY", "BUG", ... Only relevant when formatter is "sonarqube" or "sarif" (default: "CODE_SMELL")
-ca, --caSSL <pathToSSLCertificate> If specified, the CLI will trust this certificate (.crt or .pem for instance; default: '')
-ruleIdSarif, --ruleIdSarif <ruleIdSarif> Specify what will be the ruleId property if the Sarif Report. Either "practiceId" or "practiceName" (default: 'practiceId')
For any suggestion to improve this package, feel free to submit us your suggestion, and we'd be happy to consider it: