Test

Usage

snyk test [<OPTIONS>]

Description

The snyk test command checks projects for open source vulnerabilities and license issues. The test command tries to auto-detect supported manifest files with dependencies and test those.

Exit codes

Possible exit codes and their meaning:
0: success, no vulnerabilities found 1: action_needed, vulnerabilities found 2: failure, try to re-run command 3: failure, no supported projects detected

Configure the Snyk CLI

You can use environment variables to configure the Snyk CLI and set variables for connecting with the Snyk API. See Configure the Snyk CLI

Debug

Use the -d option to output the debug logs.

Options

See also subsequent sections for options for specific build environments, package managers, languages, and [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC OPTIONS>] which you specify last.

--all-projects

Auto-detect all projects in the working directory (including Yarn workspaces).

--detection-depth=<DEPTH>

Use with --all-projects or --yarn-workspaces to indicate how many subdirectories to search. DEPTH must be a number, 1 or greater; zero (0) is the current directory.
Default: 4 , the current working directory (0) and 4 subdirectories.
Example: --detection-depth=3 limits search to the specified directory (or the current directory if no <PATH> is specified) plus three levels of subdirectories; zero (0) is the current directory.

--exclude=<NAME>[,<NAME>]...>

Can be used with --all-projects and --yarn-workspaces to indicate directory names and file names to exclude. Must be comma separated.
Example: $ snyk test --all-projects --exclude=dir1,file2
This will exclude any directories and files named "dir1" and "file2" when scanning for project manifest files. Such as: "./dir1", "./src/dir1", "./file2", "./src/file2", and so on.

--prune-repeated-subdependencies, -p

Prune dependency trees, removing duplicate sub-dependencies.
Continues to find all vulnerabilities, but may not find all of the vulnerable paths.
Print the dependency tree before sending it for analysis.

--remote-repo-url=<URL>

Set or override the remote URL for the repository that you would like to monitor.

--dev

Include development-only dependencies. Applicable only for some package managers, for example, devDependencies in npm or :development dependencies in Gemfile.
Default: scan only production dependencies.

--org=<ORG_ID>

Specify the <ORG_ID> to run Snyk commands tied to a specific organization. The <ORG_ID> influences some features availability and private test limits.
If you have multiple organizations, you can set a default from the CLI using:
$ snyk config set org=<ORG_ID>
Set a default to ensure all newly tested projects are tested under your default organization. If you need to override the default, use the --org=<ORG_ID> option.
Default: <ORG_ID> that is the current preferred organization in your Account settings
For more information see the article How to select the organization to use in the CLI

--file=<FILE>

Specify a package file.
When testing locally or monitoring a project, you can specify the file that Snyk should inspect for package information. When the file is not specified, Snyk tries to detect the appropriate file for your project.

--package-manager=<PACKAGE_MANAGER_NAME>

Specify the name of the package manager when the filename specified with the --file=<FILE> option is not standard. This allows Snyk to find the file.
Example: $ snyk test --file=req.txt --package-manager=pip

--unmanaged

For C++ only, scan all files for known open source dependencies.
For options you can use with --unmanaged see Options for scanning using --unmanaged``
For more information see Snyk for C/C++

--ignore-policy

Ignore all set policies, the current policy in the .snyk file, org level ignores, and the project policy on snyk.io.

--trust-policies

Apply and use ignore rules from the Snyk policies your dependencies; otherwise ignore rules in the dependencies are only shown as a suggestion.

--show-vulnerable-paths=<none|some|all>

Display the dependency paths from the top level dependencies down to the vulnerable packages. Not supported with --json-file-output.
Default: some (a few example paths shown). false is an alias for none
Example: --show-vulnerable-paths=none

--project-name=<PROJECT_NAME>

Specify a custom Snyk project name.

--target-reference=<TARGET_REFERENCE>

Specify a reference which differentiates this project, for example, a branch name or version. Projects having the same reference can be grouped based on that reference. Only supported for Snyk Open Source.
For more information see Separating projects by branch or version

--policy-path=<PATH_TO_POLICY_FILE>

Manually pass a path to a .snyk policy file.

--json

Print results in JSON format.
Example: $ snyk test --json

--json-file-output=<OUTPUT_FILE_PATH>

Save test output in JSON format directly to the specified file, regardless of whether or not you use the --json option.
This is useful if you want to display the human-readable test output using stdout and at the same time save the JSON format output to a file.
Example: $ snyk test --json-file-output=vuln.json

--sarif

Return results in SARIF format.

--sarif-file-output=<OUTPUT_FILE_PATH>

Save test output in SARIF format directly to the <OUTPUT_FILE_PATH> file, regardless of whether or not you use the --sarif option.
This is especially useful if you want to display the human-readable test output using stdout and at the same time save the SARIF format output to a file.

--severity-threshold=<low|medium|high|critical>

Report only vulnerabilities at the specified level or higher.

--fail-on=<all|upgradable|patchable>

Fail only when there are vulnerabilities that can be fixed.
  • all: fail when there is at least one vulnerability that can be either upgraded or patched.
  • upgradable: fail when there is at least one vulnerability that can be upgraded.
  • patchable: fail when there is at least one vulnerability that can be patched.
If vulnerabilities do not have a fix and this option is being used, tests pass.

Options for Maven projects

For more information about Maven CLI options see Snyk for Java and Kotlin

--scan-all-unmanaged

Auto-detect maven jars, aars, and wars in given directory. To test individually use --file=<JAR_FILE_NAME>
Note: Custom-built jar files, even with open source dependencies, are out of scope.

--reachable

Analyze your source code to find which vulnerable functions and packages are called. Cannot be used with --all-projects

--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>

Specify the amount of time (in seconds) to wait for Snyk to gather reachability data. If it takes longer than <TIMEOUT>, reachable vulnerabilities are not reported. This does not affect regular test or monitor output.
Default: 300 (5 minutes).

Options for Gradle projects

For more information about Gradle CLI options see Snyk for Java and Kotlin

--sub-project=<NAME>, --gradle-sub-project=<NAME>

For Gradle "multi project" configurations, test a specific sub-project.

--all-sub-projects

For "multi project" configurations, test all sub-projects.

--configuration-matching=<CONFIGURATION_REGEX>

Resolve dependencies using only configuration(s) that match the specified Java regular expression
Example: ^releaseRuntimeClasspath$

--configuration-attributes=<ATTRIBUTE>[,<ATTRIBUTE>]...

Select certain values of configuration attributes to install dependencies and perform dependency resolution.
Example: buildtype:release,usage:java-runtime

--reachable

Analyze your source code to find which vulnerable functions and packages are called.

--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>

Specify the amount of time (in seconds) to wait for Snyk to gather reachability data. If it takes longer than <TIMEOUT>, reachable vulnerabilities are not reported. This does not affect regular test or monitor output.
Default: 300 (5 minutes).

--init-script=<FILE

Use for projects that contain a Gradle initialization script.

Options for NuGet projects

--assets-project-name

When monitoring a .NET project using NuGet PackageReference use the project name in project.assets.json if found.

--packages-folder

Specify a custom path to the packages folder.

--project-name-prefix=<PREFIX_STRING>

When monitoring a .NET project, use this option to add a custom prefix to the name of files inside a project along with any desired separators.
Example: snyk monitor --file=my-project.sln --project-name-prefix=my-group/
This is useful when you have multiple projects with the same name in other .sln files.

Option for npm projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control testing out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: true

Options for Yarn projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control testing out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: true

--yarn-workspaces

Detect and scan Yarn workspaces. You can specify how many sub-directories to search using --detection-depth and exclude directories and files using --exclude. Alternatively scan Yarn workspaces with other projects using --all-projects

Option for CocoaPods projects

--strict-out-of-sync=true|false

Control testing out-of-sync lockfiles.
Default: false

Options for Python projects

--command=<COMMAND>

Indicate which specific Python commands to use based on Python version. The default is python which executes your default python version. Run 'python -V' to find out what version it is. If you are using multiple Python versions, use this parameter to specify the correct Python command for execution.
Default: python Example: --command=python3

--skip-unresolved=true|false

Allow skipping packages that are not found in the environment.

Options for Go projects

Currently the following options are not supported:
--fail-on=<all|upgradable|patchable>

Options for scanning using --unmanaged

The following snyk testoptions can be used.
--org=<ORG_ID>
--json
--json-file-output=<OUTPUT_FILE_PATH>
There are also special options.

--target-dir

Scan the path specified in the argument instead of the current directory.
Alternatively, run snyk test --unmanaged

--max-depth

Usage: --max-depth=1 Specify the maximum level of archive extraction.
Use 0 to disable archive extraction completely.

Options for build tools

-- [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC_OPTIONS>]

Use a double dash (--) after the complete Snyk command to pass options (arguments, flags) that follow directly to the build tool, for example Gradle or Maven.
The format is snyk <command> -- [<context-specific_options>]
Example: snyk test -- --build-cache

Examples for the snyk test command

Test a project in the current folder for known vulnerabilities:
$ snyk test
Test a specific dependency for vulnerabilities:
$ snyk test [email protected]
Test the latest version of an npm package:
$ snyk test lodash
Test a public GitHub repository:
$ snyk test https://github.com/snyk-labs/nodejs-goof
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Contents
Usage
Description
Exit codes
Configure the Snyk CLI
Debug
Options
--all-projects
--detection-depth=<DEPTH>
--exclude=<NAME>[,<NAME>]...>
--prune-repeated-subdependencies, -p
--print-deps
--remote-repo-url=<URL>
--dev
--org=<ORG_ID>
--file=<FILE>
--package-manager=<PACKAGE_MANAGER_NAME>
--unmanaged
--ignore-policy
--trust-policies
--show-vulnerable-paths=<none|some|all>
--project-name=<PROJECT_NAME>
--target-reference=<TARGET_REFERENCE>
--policy-path=<PATH_TO_POLICY_FILE>
--json
--json-file-output=<OUTPUT_FILE_PATH>
--sarif
--sarif-file-output=<OUTPUT_FILE_PATH>
--severity-threshold=<low|medium|high|critical>
--fail-on=<all|upgradable|patchable>
Options for Maven projects
--scan-all-unmanaged
--reachable
--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>
Options for Gradle projects
--sub-project=<NAME>, --gradle-sub-project=<NAME>
--all-sub-projects
--configuration-matching=<CONFIGURATION_REGEX>
--configuration-attributes=<ATTRIBUTE>[,<ATTRIBUTE>]...
--reachable
--reachable-timeout=<TIMEOUT>
--init-script=<FILE
Options for NuGet projects
--assets-project-name
--packages-folder
--project-name-prefix=<PREFIX_STRING>
Option for npm projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
Options for Yarn projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
--yarn-workspaces
Option for CocoaPods projects
--strict-out-of-sync=true|false
Options for Python projects
--command=<COMMAND>
--skip-unresolved=true|false
Options for Go projects
Options for scanning using --unmanaged
--target-dir
--max-depth
Options for build tools
-- [<CONTEXT-SPECIFIC_OPTIONS>]
Examples for the snyk test command