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diagnostic add

[Experimental] [Plumbing] Add a piece of diagnostic information.

Who can use this feature?

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."

This content describes the most recent release of the CodeQL CLI. For more information about this release, see https://github.com/github/codeql-cli-binaries/releases.

To see details of the options available for this command in an earlier release, run the command with the --help option in your terminal.

Synopsis

Shell
codeql diagnostic add (--diagnostic-dir=<diagnosticDir>) --source-id=<id> --source-name=<name> <options>...

Description

[Experimental] [Plumbing] Add a piece of diagnostic information.

Available since v2.12.6.

Options

Primary Options

--markdown-message=<markdownMessage>

Message for the diagnostic, in GitHub-flavored Markdown format.

--plaintext-message=<plaintextMessage>

Message for the diagnostic, in plain text. This option should only be used when populating a Markdown message with --markdown-message is not practical.

--severity=<severity>

Severity of the diagnostic. Can be "error", "warning", or "note".

Help links relevant to the diagnostic.

--attributes-json=<attributesJson>

Structured metadata relevant to the diagnostic.

Options specifying where to save the diagnostic information

Exactly one of these options must be given.

--diagnostic-dir=<diagnosticDir>

Directory to which we should add the diagnostic.

Options that indicate where the diagnostic message can be displayed

--ready-for-status-page

Indicate that the diagnostic is suitable for display on the status page.

--ready-for-cli-summary-table

Indicate that the diagnostic is suitable for display in the diagnostics summary table printed by commands like database analyze.

Options describing the source of the diagnostic

--source-id=<id>

[Mandatory] An identifier for the source of this diagnostic.

--source-name=<name>

[Mandatory] A human-readable description of the source of this diagnostic.

--extractor-name=<extractorName>

The name of the CodeQL extractor, if this diagnostic was produced by a CodeQL extractor.

Options describing the diagnostic's location

--file-path=<file>

The path of the file to which the diagnostic applies, relative to the source root.

--start-line=<startLine>

The 1-based line number (inclusive) where the diagnostic's location starts.

--start-column=<startColumn>

The 1-based column number (inclusive) where the diagnostic's location starts.

--end-line=<endLine>

The 1-based line number (inclusive) where the diagnostic's location ends.

--end-column=<endColumn>

The 1-based column number (inclusive) where the diagnostic's location ends.

Common options

-h, --help

Show this help text.

-J=<opt>

[Advanced] Give option to the JVM running the command.

(Beware that options containing spaces will not be handled correctly.)

-v, --verbose

Incrementally increase the number of progress messages printed.

-q, --quiet

Incrementally decrease the number of progress messages printed.

--verbosity=<level>

[Advanced] Explicitly set the verbosity level to one of errors, warnings, progress, progress+, progress++, progress+++. Overrides -v and -q.

--logdir=<dir>

[Advanced] Write detailed logs to one or more files in the given directory, with generated names that include timestamps and the name of the running subcommand.

(To write a log file with a name you have full control over, instead give --log-to-stderr and redirect stderr as desired.)

--common-caches=<dir>

[Advanced] Controls the location of cached data on disk that will persist between several runs of the CLI, such as downloaded QL packs and compiled query plans. If not set explicitly, this defaults to a directory named .codeql in the user's home directory; it will be created if it doesn't already exist.

Available since v2.15.2.