A query library for ECMAScript AST using a CSS selector like query language.

ESQuery is a library for querying the AST output by Esprima for patterns of syntax using a CSS style selector system. Check out the demo:


The following selectors are supported:

  • AST node type: ForStatement
  • Wildcard: *
  • Node attribute existence: [attr]
  • Node attribute value: [attr="foo"] or [attr=123]
  • Nested node attribute: [attr.level2="foo"]
  • First or last child: :first-child or :last-child
  • nth-child from beginning (not same as css, zero based index): :nth-child(2)
  • nth-child from end (negative args, -1 === last element): :nth-child(-1)
  • descendant: ancestor descendant
  • child: parent > child
  • sibling: firstElement ~ sibling
  • adjacent: firstElement + adjacent