Flake8 is a popular lint wrapper for python. Under the hood, it runs three other tools and combines their results:
The mozlint integration of flake8 can be run using mach:
$ mach lint --linter flake8 <file paths>
Alternatively, omit the
--linter flake8 and run all configured linters, which will include
Only directories explicitly whitelisted will have flake8 run against them. To enable flake8 linting
in a source directory, it must be added to the
include directive in
If you wish to exclude a subdirectory of an included one, you can add it to the
The default configuration file lives in
topsrcdir/.flake8. The default configuration can be
overridden for a given subdirectory by creating a new
.flake8 file in the subdirectory. Be warned
.flake8 files cannot inherit from one another, so all configuration you wish to keep must
.flake8 files that live in a directory that is explicitly included in the
directive will be considered. See bug 1277851 for more details.
For an overview of the supported configuration, see flake8’s documentation.
The flake8 linter provides a
--fix option. It is based on autopep8.
Please note that autopep8 does NOT fix all issues reported by flake8.