The PMD plugin performs quality checks on your project’s Java source files using PMD and generates reports from these checks.

Usage

To use the PMD plugin, include the following in your build script:

Example: Using the PMD plugin

build.gradle
apply plugin: 'pmd'

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

Note that PMD will run with the same Java version used to run Gradle.

Tasks

The PMD plugin adds the following tasks to the project:

pmdMainPmd

Runs PMD against the production Java source files.

pmdTestPmd

Runs PMD against the test Java source files.

pmdSourceSetPmd

Runs PMD against the given source set’s Java source files.

The PMD plugin adds the following dependencies to tasks defined by the Java plugin.

Table 1. PMD plugin - additional task dependencies
Task name Depends on

check

All PMD tasks, including pmdMain and pmdTest.

Dependency management

The PMD plugin adds the following dependency configurations:

Table 2. PMD plugin - dependency configurations
Name Meaning

pmd

The PMD libraries to use

Configuration

See the PmdExtension class in the API documentation.