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    Autofixable sort rules for ESLint.


    # npm 
    npm install -D eslint-plugin-sort
    # Yarn 
    yarn add -D eslint-plugin-sort


    After installing, add sort to your list of ESLint plugins and extend the recommended configuration. This will enable all available rules as warnings.

      "extends": ["plugin:sort/recommended"],
      "plugins": ["sort"]


    While the recommended configuration is the simplest way to use this plugin, you can also configure the rules manually based on your needs.

    sort/object-properties 🔧

    Sorts object properties alphabetically and case insensitive in ascending order.

    Examples of incorrect code for this rule.

    var a = { b: 1, c: 2, a: 3 }
    var a = { C: 1, b: 2 }
    var a = { C: 1, b: { y: 1, x: 2 } }

    Examples of correct code for this rule.

    var a = { a: 1, b: 2, c: 3 }
    var a = { b: 1, C: 2 }
    var a = { b: { x: 1, y: 2 }, C: 1 }

    sort/destructured-properties 🔧

    Sorts properties in object destructuring patterns alphabetically and case insensitive in ascending order.

    Examples of incorrect code for this rule.

    let { b, c, a } = {}
    let { C, b } = {}
    let { b: a, a: b } = {}

    Examples of correct code for this rule.

    let { a, b, c } = {}
    let { b, C } = {}
    let { a: b, b: a } = {}

    sort/imported-variables 🔧

    Sorts imported variable names alphabetically and case insensitive in ascending order.

    Examples of incorrect code for this rule.

    import { b, c, a } from "a"
    import { C, b } from "a"
    import { b as a, a as b } from "a"

    Examples of correct code for this rule.

    import { a, b, c } from "a"
    import { b, C } from "a"
    import { a as b, b as a } from "a"

    sort/imports 🔧

    Sorts imports alphabetically and case insensitive in ascending order.

    Example of incorrect code for this rule.

    import c from "c"
    import b from "b"
    import a from "a"

    Example of correct code for this rule.

    import a from "a"
    import b from "b"
    import c from "c"

    Sort Groups

    While the previous examples for this rule show very basic import sorting, this rule has a very powerful mechanism for sorting imports into groups. This allows you to separate common groups of imports to make it easier to scan your imports at a glance.

    There are three built-in sort groups you can use:

    1. side-effect
      • Imports without any imported variables (e.g. import 'index.css').
    2. dependency
      • Imports which do not throw an error when calling require.resolve.
      • Useful for differentiating between path aliases (e.g. components/Hello) and dependencies (e.g. react)
    3. other
      • Catch all sort group for any imports which did not match other sort groups.

    You can also define custom regex sort groups if the built-in sort groups aren't enough. The following configuration shows an example of using the built-in sort groups as well as a custom regex sort group.

      "sort/imports": [
          "groups": [
            { "type": "side-effect", "order": 1 },
            { "regex": "\\.(png|jpg|svg)$", "order": 4 },
            { "type": "dependency", "order": 2 },
            { "type": "other", "order": 3 }

    This configuration would result in the following output.

    import "index.css"
    import React from "react"
    import { createStore } from "redux"
    import a from "../a"
    import b from "./b"
    import c from "c"
    import image1 from "my-library/static/image.svg"
    import image2 from "static/image.jpg"
    import image3 from "static/image.png"

    It's important to understand the difference between the order of the sort groups in the groups array, and the order property of each sort group. When sorting imports, this plugin will find the first sort group which the import would apply to and then assign it an order using the order property. This allows you to define a hierarchy of sort groups in descending specificity (e.g. side effect then regex) while still having full control over the order of the sort groups in the resulting code.

    For example, the other sort group will match any import and thus should always be last in the list of sort groups. However, if you want to sort static asset imports (e.g. .png or .jpg) after the other sort group, you can use the order property to give the static assets a higher order than the other sort group.

    The configuration example above shows how this works where the static asset imports are the second sort group even though they have the highest order and are thus the last sort group in the resulting code.

    Custom Separator

    If you are using sort groups, you have the option to provide a custom separator between sort groups. For example, the following configuration would separate groups by newlines.

      "sort/imports": [
          "groups": [
            // ...
          "separator": "\n"

    Contributors ✨

    Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

    Mark Skelton
    Mark Skelton

    💻 📖

    This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!


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