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JavaScript Spacey-Standard Style

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Like standard, but loosen up on the spacing


npm install spacey-standard



  • Up to 3 blank lines allowed
  • Still only 1 blank line at end of file
  • Pad blocks however you like
  • Check feross/standard for the rest of the rules.


Use this in one of your projects? Include one of these badges in your readme to let people know that your code is using the standard style.






The easiest way to use JavaScript Spacey-Standard Style to check your code is to install it globally as a Node command line program. To do so, simply run the following command in your terminal (flag -g installs spacey-standard globally on your system, omit it if you want to install in the current working directory):

npm install spacey-standard -g

After you've done that you should be able to use the spacey-standard program. The simplest use case would be checking the style of all JavaScript files in the current working directory:

$ spacey-standard
Error: Use JavaScript Spacey-Standard Style
  lib/torrent.js:950:11: Expected '===' and instead saw '=='.

What you might do if you're clever

  1. Add it to package.json
  "name": "my-cool-package",
  "devDependencies": {
    "spacey-standard": "*"
  "scripts": {
    "test": "spacey-standard && node my-normal-tests-littered-with-semicolons.js"
  1. Check style automatically when you run npm test
$ npm test
Error: Code style check failed:
  lib/torrent.js:950:11: Expected '===' and instead saw '=='.
  1. Never give style feedback on a pull request again!

Custom Parser

To use a custom parser, install it from npm (example: npm install babel-eslint) and add this to your package.json:

  "spacey-standard": {
    "parser": "babel-eslint"


Install Syntastic and add these lines to .vimrc:

let g:syntastic_javascript_checkers=['standard']
let g:syntastic_javascript_standard_exec = 'spacey-standard'

For automatic formatting on save, add these two lines to .vimrc:

autocmd bufwritepost *.js silent !spacey-standard % --format
set autoread

Ignoring files

Just like in standard, The paths node_modules/**, *.min.js, bundle.js, coverage/**, hidden files/folders (beginning with .), and all patterns in a project's root .gitignore file are automatically excluded when looking for .js files to check.

Sometimes you need to ignore additional folders or specific minfied files. To do that, add a spacey-standard.ignore property to package.json:

  "ignore": [

Make it look snazzy

If you want prettier output, just install the snazzy package and pipe spacey-standard to it:

$ spacey-standard --verbose | snazzy

See feross/standard for more information.

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