You can install it on your host machine and then install the WordPress Coding Standards. See the instructions here. This will ensure that it will be run as part of the
pre-commit hook. In short:
git clone https://github.com/squizlabs/PHP_CodeSniffer.git phpcs git clone -b develop https://github.com/WordPress-Coding-Standards/WordPress-Coding-Standards.git wpcs cd phpcs ./scripts/phpcs --config-set installed_paths ../wpcs
And then add this
...phpcs/scripts directory to your
PATH environment variable.
You should then see
WordPress-VIP listed when you run
phpcs -i. You should then select this standard in your IDE for checking your code with PHP_CodeSniffer. See PhpStorm instructions.