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Generate a new .eslintrc.json or .eslintignore file from a pre-defined or user-defined template. Can be used from the command line when installed globally, or as a plugin in your own generator.


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0.2.0 - 2016-07-27

  • Renamed the eslint task to eslintrc. This will mostly likely only be used by API, so make sure you update any references to eslint:eslint to be eslint:eslintrc

Getting started


Installing the CLI

To run the readme generator from the command line, you'll need to install [Generate][] globally first. You can do that now with the following command:

$ npm install --global generate

This adds the gen command to your system path, allowing it to be run from any directory.

Install generate-eslint

Install this module with the following command:

$ npm install --global generate-eslint


Run this generator's default task with the following command:

$ gen readme

What will happen?

Running the default task will add or replace the .eslintrc.json file in the current working directory with a template from one of the following locations, in order of precedence:

  • defined by you, stored at ~/templates/_eslintrc.json (user home on your system), or if not defined
  • the generic template in this project's templates directory.

What you should see in the terminal

If completed successfully, you should see both starting and finished events in the terminal, like the following:

[00:44:21] starting ...
[00:44:22] finished ✔

If you do not see one or both of those events, please let us know about it.


To see a general help menu and available commands for Generate's CLI, run:

$ gen help

Available tasks

All available tasks for this generator.


Generate a .eslintrc.json file to the current working directory. Described in more detail in the usage section.


$ gen eslint


Alias for the default task, to provide a semantic task name for when this generator is used as a plugin or sub-generator.


$ gen eslint:eslintrc


Generate a .eslintignore file to the current working directory. This task is also aliased as eslintignore to provide a more semantic task name for when this generator is used as a plugin or sub-generator.


$ gen eslint:ignore

Visit Generate's documentation for tasks.

Next steps

Running unit tests

It's never too early to begin running unit tests. When you're ready to get started, the following command will ensure the project's dependencies are installed then run all of the unit tests:

$ npm install && test

Publishing your generator

If you're tests are passing and you're ready to publish your generator to npm, you can do that now with the following command:

Are you sure you're ready?!

Let's go!

$ npm publish


What is "Generate"?

Generate is a command line tool and developer framework for scaffolding out new GitHub projects using generators and tasks.

Answers to prompts and the user's environment can be used to determine the templates, directories, files and contents to build. Support for gulp, base and assemble plugins, and much more.

For more information:

Related projects


Are you using [Generate][] in your project? Have you published a generator and want to share your project with the world?

Here are some suggestions!

  • If you get like Generate and want to tweet about it, please feel free to mention @generatejs or use the #generatejs hashtag
  • Show your love by starring [Generate][] and generate-eslint
  • Get implementation help on StackOverflow (please use the generatejs tag in questions)
  • Gitter Discuss Generate with us on Gitter
  • If you publish an generator, thank you! To make your project as discoverable as possible, please add the keyword generategenerator to package.json.


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

This file was generated by verb-generate-readme, v0.6.0, on June 25, 2017.

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