EditorConfig File Locator and Interpreter for Node.js

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EditorConfig JavaScript Core

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The EditorConfig JavaScript core will provide the same functionality as the EditorConfig C Core and EditorConfig Python Core.


You need node to use this package.

To install this package (system-wide):

$ npm install editorconfig

To install the package system-wide:

$ npm install -g editorconfig


Usage as a Node library:

$ node
> var editorconfig = require('./editorconfig');
> editorconfig.parse('/home/zoidberg/humans/anatomy.md');
{ charset: 'utf-8',
    insert_final_newline: 'true',
    end_of_line: 'lf',
    tab_width: '8',
    trim_trailing_whitespace: 'sometimes' }

Usage as a command line tool:

$ ./bin/editorconfig

    Usage: editorconfig [OPTIONS] FILEPATH1 [FILEPATH2 FILEPATH3 ...]

    EditorConfig Node.js Core Version 0.11.4-development

    FILEPATH can be a hyphen (-) if you want path(s) to be read from stdin.


        -h, --help     output usage information
        -V, --version  output the version number
        -f <path>      Specify conf filename other than ".editorconfig"
        -b <version>   Specify version (used by devs to test compatibility)


$ ./bin/editorconfig /home/zoidberg/humans/anatomy.md


To install dependencies for this package run this in the package directory:

$ npm install

Next, run:

$ npm link

The global editorconfig will now point to the files in your development repository instead of a globally-installed version from npm. You can now use editorconfig directly to test your changes.

If you ever update from the central repository and there are errors, it might be because you are missing some dependencies. If that happens, just run npm link again to get the latest dependencies.

To test the command line interface:

$ editorconfig <filepath>


CMake must be installed to run the tests.

To run the tests:

$ npm test

To run the tests with increased verbosity (for debugging test failures):

$ npm run-script test-verbose
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