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    NPM module to run SonarQube/SonarCloud analyses

    sonarqube-scanner makes it very easy to trigger SonarQube / SonarCloud analyses on a JavaScript code base, without needing to install any specific tool or (Java) runtime.

    This module is analyzed on SonarCloud.

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    This package is available on npm as: sonarqube-scanner

    To add code analysis to your build files, simply add the package to your project dev dependencies:

    npm install -D sonarqube-scanner

    To install the scanner globally and be able to run analyses on the command line:

    npm install -g sonarqube-scanner

    Usage: add code analysis to your build files

    Prerequisite: you've installed the package as a dev dependency.

    The following example shows how to run an analysis on a JavaScript project, and pushing the results to a SonarQube instance:

    const scanner = require('sonarqube-scanner');
        serverUrl : '',
        token : "019d1e2e04eefdcd0caee1468f39a45e69d33d3f",
        options: {
          'sonar.projectName': 'My App',
          'sonar.projectDescription': 'Description for "My App" project...',
          'sonar.sources': 'dist',
          'sonar.tests': 'specs'
      () => process.exit()

    Syntax: sonarqube-scanner ( parameters, [callback] )


    • parameters Map
      • serverUrl String (optional) The URL of the SonarQube server. Defaults to http://localhost:9000
      • token String (optional) The token used to connect to the SonarQube/SonarCloud server. Empty by default.
      • options Map (optional) Used to pass extra parameters for the analysis. See the official documentation for more details.
    • callback Function (optional) Callback (the execution of the analysis is asynchronous).

    Usage: run analyses on the command line

    Prerequisite: you've installed the package globally.

    If you want to run an analysis without having to configure anything in the first place, simply run the sonar-scanner command. The following example assumes that you have installed SonarQube locally:

    cd my-project

    Specifying properties/settings

    • If there's a package.json file in the folder, it will be read to feed the analysis with basic information (like project name or version)
    • If there's a file in the folder, it will behave like the original SonarScanner
    • Additional analysis parameters can be passed on the command line using the standard syntax
      • Example:

        sonar-scanner -Dsonar.login=019d1e2e04e


    I constantly get "Impossible to download and extract binary [...] In such situation, the best solution is to install the standard SonarScanner", what can I do?

    You can install manually the standard SonarScanner, which requires to have a Java Runtime Environment available too (Java 8+). Once this is done, you can replace the 2nd line of the example by:

    var scanner = require('sonarqube-scanner').customScanner;

    In my Docker container, the scanner fails with ".../jre/bin/java: not found", how do I solve this?

    You are probably relying on Alpine for your Docker image, and Alpine does not include glibc by default. It needs to be installed manually.

    Thanks to Philipp Eschenbach for troubleshooting this on issue #59.

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    By default, the scanner binaries are downloaded from To use a custom mirror, set $SONAR_SCANNER_MIRROR. Or download precise version with $SONAR_SCANNER_VERSION



    or alternatively set variable in .npmrc


    Specifying the cache folder

    By default, the scanner binaries are cached into $HOME/.sonar/native-sonar-scanner folder. To use a custom cache fodler instead of $HOME, set $SONAR_BINARY_CACHE.


    export SONAR_BINARY_CACHE=/Users/myaccount/cache

    or alternatively set variable in .npmrc



    sonarqube-scanner is licensed under the LGPL v3 License.


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