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Additional ESLint's rules for Node.js

💿 Install & Usage

$ npm install --save-dev eslint eslint-plugin-node
  • Requires Node.js ^4.0.0 || >=6.0.0
  • Requires ESLint >=3.1.0

Note: It recommends a use of the "engines" field of package.json. The "engines" field is used by no-unsupported-features rule.

.eslintrc.json (An example)

    "plugins": ["node"],
    "extends": ["eslint:recommended", "plugin:node/recommended"],
    "rules": {
        "node/exports-style": ["error", "module.exports"]

package.json (An example)

    "name": "your-module",
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "engines": {
        "node": ">=4.0.0"

📖 Rules

  • ⭐️ - the mark of recommended rules.
  • ✒️ - the mark of fixable rules.

Possible Errors

Rule ID Description
no-extraneous-import disallow import declarations of extraneous packages
⭐️ no-extraneous-require disallow require() expressions of extraneous packages
no-missing-import disallow import declarations of missing files
⭐️ no-missing-require disallow require() expressions of missing files
⭐️ no-unpublished-bin disallow 'bin' files which are ignored by npm
no-unpublished-import disallow import declarations of private things
⭐️ no-unpublished-require disallow require() expressions of private things
⭐️ no-unsupported-features disallow unsupported ECMAScript features on the specified version
⭐️ process-exit-as-throw make process.exit() expressions the same code path as throw
⭐️✒️ shebang enforce the correct usage of shebang

Best Practices

Rule ID Description
⭐️ no-deprecated-api disallow deprecated APIs

Stylistic Issues

Rule ID Description
exports-style enforce either module.exports or exports

🔧 Configs

This plugin provides plugin:node/recommended preset config. This preset config:

  • enables the environment of ES2015 (ES6) and Node.js.
  • enables rules which are given ⭐️ in the above table.
  • enables no-process-exit rule because the official document does not recommend a use of process.exit().
  • adds {ecmaVersion: 8} into parserOptions.


🚥 Semantic Versioning Policy

eslint-plugin-node follows semantic versioning and ESLint's Semantic Versioning Policy.

  • Patch release (intended to not break your lint build)
    • A bug fix in a rule that results in it reporting fewer errors.
    • Improvements to documentation.
    • Non-user-facing changes such as refactoring code, adding, deleting, or modifying tests, and increasing test coverage.
    • Re-releasing after a failed release (i.e., publishing a release that doesn't work for anyone).
  • Minor release (might break your lint build)
    • A bug fix in a rule that results in it reporting more errors.
    • A new rule is created.
    • A new option to an existing rule is created.
    • An existing rule is deprecated.
  • Major release (likely to break your lint build)
    • A support for old Node version is dropped.
    • A support for old ESLint version is dropped.
    • An existing rule is changed in it reporting more errors.
    • An existing rule is removed.
    • An existing option of a rule is removed.
    • An existing config is updated.

📰 Changelog

💎 Contributing

Welcome contributing!

Please use GitHub's Issues/PRs.

Development Tools

  • npm test runs tests and measures coverage.
  • npm run coverage shows the coverage result of npm test command.
  • npm run clean removes the coverage result of npm test command.