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ESLint Compatibility Utilities

Overview

This packages contains functions that allow you to wrap existing ESLint rules, plugins, and configurations that were intended for use with ESLint v8.x to allow them to work as-is in ESLint v9.x.

Note: All plugins are not guaranteed to work in ESLint v9.x. This package fixes the most common issues but can't fix everything.

Installation

For Node.js and compatible runtimes:

npm install @eslint/compat -D
# or
yarn add @eslint/compat -D
# or
pnpm install @eslint/compat -D
# or
bun install @eslint/compat -D

For Deno:

deno add @eslint/compat

Usage

This package exports the following functions in both ESM and CommonJS format:

  • fixupRule(rule) - wraps the given rule in a compatibility layer and returns the result
  • fixupPluginRules(plugin) - wraps each rule in the given plugin using fixupRule() and returns a new object that represents the plugin with the fixed-up rules
  • fixupConfigRules(configs) - wraps all plugins found in an array of config objects using fixupPluginRules()
  • includeIgnoreFile(path) - reads an ignore file (like .gitignore) and converts the patterns into the correct format for the config file

Fixing Rules

If you have a rule that you'd like to make compatible with ESLint v9.x, you can do so using the fixupRule() function:

// ESM example
import { fixupRule } from "@eslint/compat";

// Step 1: Import your rule
import myRule from "./local-rule.js";

// Step 2: Create backwards-compatible rule
const compatRule = fixupRule(myRule);

// Step 3 (optional): Export fixed rule
export default compatRule;

Or in CommonJS:

// CommonJS example
const { fixupRule } = require("@eslint/compat");

// Step 1: Import your rule
const myRule = require("./local-rule.js");

// Step 2: Create backwards-compatible rule
const compatRule = fixupRule(myRule);

// Step 3 (optional): Export fixed rule
module.exports = compatRule;

Fixing Plugins

If you are using a plugin in your eslint.config.js that is not yet compatible with ESLint 9.x, you can wrap it using the fixupPluginRules() function:

// eslint.config.js - ESM example
import { fixupPluginRules } from "@eslint/compat";
import somePlugin from "eslint-plugin-some-plugin";

export default [
	{
		plugins: {
			// insert the fixed plugin instead of the original
			somePlugin: fixupPluginRules(somePlugin),
		},
		rules: {
			"somePlugin/rule-name": "error",
		},
	},
];

Or in CommonJS:

// eslint.config.js - CommonJS example
const { fixupPluginRules } = require("@eslint/compat");
const somePlugin = require("eslint-plugin-some-plugin");

module.exports = [
	{
		plugins: {
			// insert the fixed plugin instead of the original
			somePlugin: fixupPluginRules(somePlugin),
		},
		rules: {
			"somePlugin/rule-name": "error",
		},
	},
];

Fixing Configs

If you are importing other configs into your eslint.config.js that use plugins that are not yet compatible with ESLint 9.x, you can wrap the entire array or a single object using the fixupConfigRules() function:

// eslint.config.js - ESM example
import { fixupConfigRules } from "@eslint/compat";
import someConfig from "eslint-config-some-config";

export default [
	...fixupConfigRules(someConfig),
	{
		// your overrides
	},
];

Or in CommonJS:

// eslint.config.js - CommonJS example
const { fixupConfigRules } = require("@eslint/compat");
const someConfig = require("eslint-config-some-config");

module.exports = [
	...fixupConfigRules(someConfig),
	{
		// your overrides
	},
];

Including Ignore Files

If you were using an alternate ignore file in ESLint v8.x, such as using --ignore-path .gitignore on the command line, you can include those patterns programmatically in your config file using the includeIgnoreFile() function. For example:

// eslint.config.js - ESM example
import { includeIgnoreFile } from "@eslint/compat";
import path from "node:path";
import { fileURLToPath } from "node:url";

const __filename = fileURLToPath(import.meta.url);
const __dirname = path.dirname(__filename);
const gitignorePath = path.resolve(__dirname, ".gitignore");

export default [
	includeIgnoreFile(gitignorePath),
	{
		// your overrides
	},
];

Or in CommonJS:

// eslint.config.js - CommonJS example
const { includeIgnoreFile } = require("@eslint/compat");
const path = require("node:path");
const gitignorePath = path.resolve(__dirname, ".gitignore");

module.exports = [
	includeIgnoreFile(gitignorePath),
	{
		// your overrides
	},
];

Limitation: This works without modification when the ignore file is in the same directory as your config file. If the ignore file is in a different directory, you may need to modify the patterns manually.

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