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java source code style


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6.18 | Updated: 26 May 2016



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Scan Testing Successful:

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade checkstyle -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade checkstyle -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure checkstyle installed
    name: checkstyle
    state: present
    version: 6.18
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'checkstyle' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.18'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: checkstyle,
    Version: 6.18,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller checkstyle
   Name     = 'checkstyle'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.18'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'checkstyle':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.18',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install checkstyle version="6.18" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator dtgm on 26 May 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.


"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java" -jar "%CHECKSTYLE_HOME%\checkstyle-6.18-all.jar" %*
$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 = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$bat = Join-Path $tools 'checkstyle.bat'

Uninstall-BinFile `
    -Name 'checkstyle' `
    -Path $bat

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Checkstyle 6.8.1 463 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Approved
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