The Sonar Runner is recommended as the default launcher to analyze a project with Sonar.
For each project a file sonar-project.properties must be created in the root directory of the project.
Then the command 'sonar-runner' must be executed from the project base directory to launch the Sonar analysis. That's it!
If a sonar-project.properties file cannot be created in the root directory of the project, there are two alternatives:
- Either properties can be specified directly through the command line. Ex: 'sonar-runner -Dsonar.projectKey=myproject -Dsources=src1 ...'
- Or the property 'project.settings' can be used to specify the path to the project configuration file. Ex: 'sonar-runner -Dproject.settings=../myproject.properties'.
Additional analysis parameters can be defined in this project configuration file or through command-line parameters.
If you get an java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, you can set the SONAR_RUNNER_OPTS environment variable, like this in *nix environments:
On Windows environments, avoid the double-quotes, since they get misinterpreted, turning the two parameters into a single one.
Here are some advanced optional properties that can be used for the Sonar Runner: