You can install ESLint using npm:
npm install -g eslint
If it's your first time using ESLint, you should set up a config file using
eslint test.js test2.js
That's not really a question, but I got it. I'm not trying to convince you that ESLint is better than JSHint. The only thing I know is that ESLint is better than JSHint for what I'm doing. In the off chance you're doing something similar, it might be better for you. Otherwise, keep using JSHint, I'm certainly not going to tell you to stop using it.
ESLint is slower than JSHint, usually 2-3x slower on a single file. This is because ESLint uses Espree to construct an AST before it can evaluate your code whereas JSHint evaluates your code as it's being parsed. The speed is also based on the number of rules you enable; the more rules you enable, the slower the process.
Despite being slower, we believe that ESLint is fast enough to replace JSHint without causing significant pain.
ESLint is faster than JSCS, as ESLint uses a single-pass traversal for analysis whereas JSCS using a querying model.
If you are using both JSHint and JSCS on your files, then using just ESLint will be faster.
ESLint does both traditional linting (looking for problematic patterns) and style checking (enforcement of conventions). You can use it for both.
ESLint has full support for ECMAScript 6. By default, this support is off. You can enable ECMAScript 6 support through configuration.
Yes, ESLint natively supports parsing JSX syntax (this must be enabled in configuration). Please note that supporting JSX syntax is not the same as supporting React. React applies specific semantics to JSX syntax that ESLint doesn't recognize. We recommend using eslint-plugin-react if you are using React and want React semantics.