Can I get an error Validating Plantuml Syntax from plantuml?

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asked Oct 17, 2017 in Wanted features by anonymous
I wondered if it's possible to use plantuml in a mode that validates the syntax - clearly this happens internally as you get an error output, but ideally can I get some kind of return code that I can parse so that I know programmtically if the syntax was wrong
For example the following would cause an error - can I check if the syntax in the below is correct or not before going on to create an image?
title Blah
left to right direction
skinparam class {
BackgroundColor PaleGreen
hide members
hide circle
class Blah sdasds #LightBlue
Blah --|> Joe
Blah --|> Bloggs
Blah --|> Friends
Many thanks,

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answered Oct 17, 2017 by plantuml (200,200 points)

You can use the -syntax flag (see )

For example:

type somefile.txt | java -jar plantuml.jar -syntax

Is this what you need ?

commented Oct 19, 2017 by anonymous

Thanks for the info, that is useful.
Is there also a way to do this on the server version?