Chapter 30. The CodeNarc Plugin

The CodeNarc plugin performs quality checks on your project's Groovy source files using CodeNarc and generates reports from these checks.

30.1. Usage

To use the CodeNarc plugin, include in your build script:

Example 30.1. Using the CodeNarc plugin


apply plugin: 'codenarc'

The plugin adds a number of tasks to the project that perform the quality checks. You can execute the checks by running gradle check.

30.2. Tasks

The CodeNarc plugin adds the following tasks to the project:

Table 30.1. CodeNarc plugin - tasks

Task name Depends on Type Description
codenarcMain - CodeNarc Runs CodeNarc against the production Groovy source files.
codenarcTest - CodeNarc Runs CodeNarc against the test Groovy source files.
codenarcSourceSet - CodeNarc Runs CodeNarc against the given source set's Groovy source files.

The CodeNarc plugin adds the following dependencies to tasks defined by the Groovy plugin.

Table 30.2. CodeNarc plugin - additional task dependencies

Task nameDepends on
check All CodeNarc tasks, including codenarcMain and codenarcTest.

30.3. Project layout

The CodeNarc plugin expects the following project layout:

Table 30.3. CodeNarc plugin - project layout

File Meaning
config/codenarc/codenarc.xml CodeNarc configuration file

30.4. Dependency management

The CodeNarc plugin adds the following dependency configurations:

Table 30.4. CodeNarc plugin - dependency configurations

Name Meaning
codenarc The CodeNarc libraries to use

30.5. Configuration

See CodeNarcExtension.