A gulp plugin for processing files with eslint

npm install gulp-eslint
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A Gulp plugin for identifying and reporting on patterns found in ECMAScript/JavaScript code.


First, install gulp-eslint as a development dependency:

npm install --save-dev gulp-eslint

Then, add it to your gulpfile.js:

var eslint = require('gulp-eslint');

gulp.task('lint', function () {

Or use the plugin API to do things like:

            'my-custom-rule': 1,
            'strict': 2
        globals: {
    .pipe(eslint.formatEach('compact', process.stderr));



No explicit configuration. A .eslintrc file my be resolved relative to each linted file.



Type: String

Load additional rules from this directory. For more information, see the eslint CLI readdir option.


Type: String

Path to the eslint rules configuration file. For more information, see the eslint CLI config option and config file info. Note: This file must have a “.json” file extension.


Type: Object

Inline rules configuration. The rule configuration keys must match available validation rules. The associated values should be:

  • 0 - turn the rule off
  • 1 - turn the rule on as a warning
  • 2 - turn the rule on as an error
        "camelcase": 1,
        "no-comma-dangle": 2,
        "quotes": 0

For a list of available rule IDs, see the eslint rules wiki.


Type: Object

Inline globals configuration. The keys will be considered global variables, and the value determines whether the variable may be reassigned (true) or not (false). For example:

        "jQuery": false,
        "$": true


Type: Object

Inline env configuration. An env is a preset of rule configurations associated with an JavaScript environment (e.g., node, browser). Each key must match an existing env definition, and the key determines whether the env’s rules are applied (true) or not (false).


Type: String

Shorthand for defining options.config.


Stop a task/stream if en eslint error has been reported for any file.

// Cause the stream to stop(/fail) before copying an invalid JS file to the output directory

eslint.format(formatter, output)

Format all linted files once. This should be used in the stream after piping through eslint; otherwise, this will find no eslint results to format.

The formatter argument may be a String, Function, or undefined. As a String, a formatter module by that name or path will be resolved as a module, relative to process.cwd(), or as one of the eslint-provided formatters. If undefined, the eslint “stylish” formatter will be resolved. A Function will be called with an Array of file linting results to format.

// use the default "stylish" eslint formatter

// use the "checkstyle" eslint formatter

// use the "eslint-path-formatter" module formatter
// (@see

The output argument may be a WritableStream, Function, or undefined. As a WritableStream, the formatter results will be written to the stream. If undefined, the formatter results will be written to gulp’s log. A Function will be called with the formatter results as the only parameter.

// write to gulp's log (default)

// write messages to stdout
eslint.format('junit', process.stdout)

eslint.formatEach(formatter, output)

Format each linted file individually. This should be used in the stream after piping through eslint; otherwise, this will find no eslint results to format.

The arguments for formatEach are the same as the arguments for format.


Eslint may be configured explicity by using any of the following plugin options: config, rules, globals, or env. When not configured in this way, eslint will attempt to resolve a file by the name of .eslintrc within the same directory as the file to be linted. If not found there, parent directories will be searched until .eslintrc is found or the directory root is reached. Any configuration will expand upon the default eslint configuration.

Ignore Files

Eslint will ignore files that do not have a .js file extension at the point of linting (some plugins may change file extensions mid-stream). This avoids unintentional linting of non-JavaScript files.

Eslint will also detect an .eslintignore file when a directory passes through the pipeline. All subsequent files that pass through may be skipped if they match any pattern found in this file. The file may contain multiple globs as strings within a JSON array:

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