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Sabbir Siddiqui
Sabbir Siddiqui

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NodeJS + ESLint + Prettier - Simplest setup ever

Don't expect any fancy images in this post, let's get down to business. I'm just gonna hope you're using yarn because you should be.

  • yarn add eslint --dev (from here)

  • yarn run eslint --init (also from above link)

  • Follow whatever options your heart desires in the eslint setup prompts.

  • Get rid of the package-lock.json cause likely the eslint cli used npm to install something. tsk. Remove that file, and just run yarn to make things right again.

  • yarn add prettier eslint-config-prettier eslint-plugin-prettier @typescript-eslint/parser -D (from here)

  • Your repo should have an .eslintrc.js file by now that looks like this:

module.exports = {
  env: {
    browser: true,
    es2021: true,
    'jest/globals': true,
    node: true,
  extends: ['airbnb-base', 'eslint:recommended', 'prettier'],
  parser: '@typescript-eslint/parser',
  parserOptions: {
    ecmaVersion: 12,
    sourceType: 'module',
  plugins: ['@typescript-eslint', 'jest', 'prettier'],
  rules: {
    semi: ['error', 'always'],
    quotes: ['error', 'single'],
    'import/extensions': [
        js: 'never',
        jsx: 'never',
        ts: 'never',
        tsx: 'never',
    'import/no-dynamic-require': 0,
    'global-require': 0,
    'import/prefer-default-export': 0,
    'no-underscore-dangle': 0,
    'no-await-in-loop': 0,
    'no-restricted-syntax': 0,
    'no-return-await': 0,
    'no-console': 0,
    'prettier/prettier': [
        trailingComma: 'es5',
        singleQuote: true,
        printWidth: 80,
        tabWidth: 2,
        endOfLine: 'lf',
        arrowParens: 'always',
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  • And an .eslintignore that looks like this: (if not create one)
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  • Add a command in your package.json to run lint fixes
  "scripts": {
    "lintfix": "eslint src --fix --cache",
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  • If you want to use husky for pre-commit hooks, be my guest. You can check the site for instructions but here they are anyway: a. yarn add husky --save-dev b. npx husky install c. npx husky add .husky/pre-commit "yarn eslint && git add -A" d. git add -A e. git commit -m "finally configured eslint and prettier and husky without any 🐄 💩

Top comments (4)

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Filip Kováč

The setup you presented is according to prettier docs "generally not recommened".
Namely using eslint-plugin-prettier, which I find very annoying.

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Sabbir Siddiqui • Edited

ah yes! I did read that part as well. Read that section a few times and tried to do it that way, but the above steps did work for what I was looking for specifically.
"These are generally not recommended, but can be useful in certain circumstances."


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Nafi Asib

Excellent 😀 Do you recommend to use any style guide, like airbnb style guide?

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Sabbir Siddiqui

Airbnb is the one I use by default in any new project!