Nurturing Pluto's Martians


    2.12.1 • Public • Published

    Cypress ESLint Plugin CircleCI

    An ESLint plugin for your Cypress tests.

    Note: If you installed ESLint globally then you must also install eslint-plugin-cypress globally.


    npm install eslint-plugin-cypress --save-dev


    yarn add eslint-plugin-cypress --dev


    Add an .eslintrc.json file to your cypress directory with the following:

      "plugins": [

    You can add rules:

      "rules": {
        "cypress/no-assigning-return-values": "error",
        "cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting": "error",
        "cypress/assertion-before-screenshot": "warn",
        "cypress/no-force": "warn",
        "cypress/no-async-tests": "error",
        "cypress/no-pause": "error"

    You can allow certain globals provided by Cypress:

      "env": {
        "cypress/globals": true

    Recommended configuration

    Use the recommended configuration and you can forego configuring plugins, rules, and env individually. See below for which rules are included.

      "extends": [

    Disable rules

    You can disable specific rules per file, for a portion of a file, or for a single line.

    Disable the cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting rule for the entire file by placing this at the start of the file:

    /* eslint-disable cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting */

    Disable the cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting rule for a portion of the file:

    it('waits for a second', () => {
      /* eslint-disable cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting */
      /* eslint-enable cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting */

    Disable the cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting rule for a specific line:

    it('waits for a second', () => {
      cy.wait(1000) // eslint-disable-line cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting

    You can also disable a rule for the next line:

    it('waits for a second', () => {
      // eslint-disable-next-line cypress/no-unnecessary-waiting

    For more, see the ESLint rules documentation.


    These rules enforce some of the best practices recommended for using Cypress.

    Rules with a check mark () are enabled by default while using the plugin:cypress/recommended config.

    NOTE: These rules currently require eslint 5.0 or greater. If you would like support added for eslint 4.x, please 👍 this issue.

    Rule ID Description
    no-assigning-return-values Prevent assigning return values of cy calls
    no-unnecessary-waiting Prevent waiting for arbitrary time periods
    no-async-tests Prevent using async/await in Cypress test case
    no-force Disallow using force: true with action commands
    assertion-before-screenshot Ensure screenshots are preceded by an assertion
    require-data-selectors Only allow data-* attribute selectors (require-data-selectors)
    no-pause Disallow cy.pause() parent command

    Chai and no-unused-expressions

    Using an assertion such as expect(value) can fail the ESLint rule no-unused-expressions even though it's not an error in this case. To fix this, you can install and use eslint-plugin-chai-friendly.

    npm install --save-dev eslint-plugin-chai-friendly

    In your .eslintrc.json:

      "plugins": [
      "rules": {
        "no-unused-expressions": 0,
        "chai-friendly/no-unused-expressions": 2

    Or you can simply add its recommended config:

      "extends": ["plugin:chai-friendly/recommended"]

    Contribution Guide

    To add a new rule:

    • Fork and clone this repository
    • Generate a new rule (a yeoman generator is available)
    • Run yarn start or npm start
    • Write test scenarios then implement logic
    • Describe the rule in the generated docs file
    • Make sure all tests are passing
    • Add the rule to this README
    • Create a PR

    Use the following commit message conventions:


    npm i eslint-plugin-cypress

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