» Command: validate
terraform validate command validates the configuration files in a
directory, referring only to the configuration and not accessing any remote
services such as remote state, provider APIs, etc.
Validate runs checks that verify whether a configuration is syntactically valid and internally consistent, regardless of any provided variables or existing state. It is thus primarily useful for general verification of reusable modules, including correctness of attribute names and value types.
It is safe to run this command automatically, for example as a post-save check in a text editor or as a test step for a re-usable module in a CI system.
Validation requires an initialized working directory with any referenced plugins and modules installed. To initialize a working directory for validation without accessing any configured remote backend, use:
$ terraform init -backend=false
If dir is not specified, then the current directory will be used.
To verify configuration in the context of a particular run (a particular
target workspace, input variable values, etc), use the
command instead, which includes an implied validation check.
terraform validate [options] [dir]
validate requires no flags and looks in the current directory
for the configurations.
The command-line flags are all optional. The available flags are: