The mozlint integration of ESLint can be run using mach:
$ mach lint --linter eslint <file paths>
Alternatively, omit the
--linter eslint and run all configured linters, which will include
ESLint also supports the
--fix option to autofix most errors raised from most of the rules.
See the Usage guide for more options.
Understanding Rules and Errors¶
Only some files are linted, see the configuration for details.
By design we do not lint/format reftests not crashtests as these are specially crafted tests.
If you don’t understand a rule, you can look it in eslint.org’s rule list for more information about it.
For Mozilla specific rules (with the mozilla/ prefix), see these for more details:
Common Issues and How To Solve Them¶
My editor says that
mozilla/whatever is unknown¶
./mach eslint --setup, and restart your editor.
My editor doesn’t understand a new global I’ve just added (e.g. to a content file or head.js file)¶
This is a limitation which is a mixture of our ESLint setup and how we share globals across files.
Restarting your editor should pick up the new globals.
You can always double check via ./mach lint –linter eslint <file path> on the command line.
This code shouldn’t be linted¶
I’m using an es6 module¶
ESlint will need to be informed that it is a module. You have to do this from the configuration itself.
I have valid code that is failing the
no-undef rule or can’t be parsed¶
If you are adding a new test directory, make sure its name matches one of the patterns in .eslintrc.js. If you really can’t match those, then you may need to add a separate test specific .eslintrc.js file (example).
If you are writing a frame script you may need to tell ESLint to use the frame script environment:
/* eslint-env mozilla/frame-script */
If you are writing a worker, then you may need to use the worker or chrome-worker environment:
/* eslint-env worker */
/* eslint-env mozilla/chrome-worker */
/* import-globals-from relative/path/to/file.js
The global configuration file lives in
topsrcdir/.eslintrc. This global configuration can be
overridden by including an
.eslintrc in the appropriate subdirectory. For an overview of the
supported configuration, see ESLint’s documentation.
Please keep differences in rules across the tree to a minimum. We want to be consistent to make it easier for developers.