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Quick lint check on changed php files with svn st and xargs

by Pascal Opitz on October 20 2009, 10:12

If you haven't done it in a hook already, here's the quick way to check all your changed files for syntax errors:

svn st | grep .php | grep M | cut -c 8- | xargs -n1 php -l

I use xargs quite a lot lately, but some good clues came from David Singletons post "Using xargs like you mean it".