Using the advanced functionality of the CodeQL CLI
You can use the CodeQL CLI to locally develop, test and run CodeQL queries on software projects.
GitHub CodeQL is licensed on a per-user basis upon installation. You can use CodeQL only for certain tasks under the license restrictions. For more information, see "About the CodeQL CLI."
If you have a GitHub Advanced Security license, you can use CodeQL for automated analysis, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. For more information, see "About GitHub Advanced Security."
You can modify your CodeQL CLI setup to use a local checkout of the CodeQL repository for analysis, set up multiple versions of the CodeQL CLI, and analyze databases you have downloaded from GitHub.com.
CodeQL workspaces allow you to develop and maintain a group of CodeQL packs that depend on each other.
You can write your own CodeQL queries to find specific vulnerabilities and errors.
You can create query suites for queries you frequently use in your CodeQL analyses.
You can set up tests for your CodeQL queries to ensure that they continue to return the expected results with new releases of the CodeQL CLI.
You can use the CodeQL CLI to preview your query help files as Markdown and ensure they are valid.
You can use CodeQL packs to create, share, depend on, and run CodeQL queries and libraries.
You can publish your own CodeQL packs and use packs published by other people.
You can save default command options in a CodeQL configuration file.
You can use query reference files to define the location of a query you want to run in tests.
You can output SARIF from the CodeQL CLI and share static analysis results with other systems.
You can output results from the CodeQL CLI in CSV format to share with other systems.
You can use the CodeQL CLI to run CodeQL processes locally on software projects.
Exit codes signify the status of a command after the CodeQL CLI runs it.