ESLint: Find and Fix problems in your JavaScript code

ESLint: Find and Fix problems in your JavaScript code

How to install and configure `eslint` in React.js


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Step : 1

  • Create a React.js project by running the below command in your terminal.
  • npx create-react-app lint_example
  • If you open the project in VSCode, you can see there is no eslint config file. So let's try to first configure the eslint for the project.
  • no-config.png

Step : 2

  • If you've not installed the eslint package then run the below command in your terminal.
  • npm install -g eslint
  • This installs ESLint globally on your machine, so you can use it on any future project
  • Now that it is installed. We can configure it in our project by running below command.
  • eslint --init
  • Now after running this command there are some questions which you need to answer -
  • answers.png
  • After answering all the questions the plugin eslint-plugin-react will be automatically installed in the devDependencies.

Step : 3

  • Now that all the configuration is done, the .eslintrc.json file is created in your root directory.
  • eslintrc.png
  • To apply the eslint rules in all of the files that you will be creating, add the below script in the package.json's script key.
  • "lint": "eslint src/**/*.js",
  • Now if you run the npm run lint, you will now see all the warnings and errors given by the eslint.
  • warnings&errors.png

Step : 4

  • Now, To fix some of the warnings like For ex: indent, spaces, etc add the below script in the package.json
  • "lint-fix": "eslint src/**/*.js --fix"
  • And now run it using the below command
  • npm run lint-fix
  • This will automatically fix the warnings/errors.

Step : 5

  • But there is still one error popping, which is React must be in scope when using JSX.
  • To solve this error, add the below code in eslintrc.json file
  • "settings": {
      "react": {
        "version": "detect" // or latest
  • And also the below rules in the .eslintrc.json's "rules":{}
  • "react/react-in-jsx-scope": "off",
  • This will help eslint to detect the current react version you are running.
  • After adding this, run again the npm run lint-fix command.
  • Final .eslintrc.json file will look something like this -

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