Linter plugin for Ruby, using rubocop
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This linter plugin for Linter provides an interface to rubocop. It will be used with files that have the “Ruby” syntax.


Linter package must be installed in order to use this plugin. If Linter is not installed, please follow the instructions here.

rubocop installation

Before using this plugin, you must ensure that rubocop, version 0.37 or greater, is installed on your system. To install rubocop, do the following:

  1. Install ruby.

  2. Install rubocop by typing the following in a terminal:

    gem install rubocop

Now you can proceed to install the linter-rubocop plugin.

Plugin installation

apm install linter-rubocop


You can configure linter-rubocop by editing ~/.atom/config.cson (choose Open Your Config in Atom menu):

Using RVM

If you're using RVM and receiving errors in Atom that indicate Rubocop can't be found, you may need to change /bin to /wrappers in the path that gets returned from which rubocop before using it as your command setting. For example, change:

  command: "/Users/JohnDoe/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4@global/bin/rubocop"


  command: "/Users/JohnDoe/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4@global/wrappers/rubocop"

Using rbenv

If you're using rbenv, it's recommended that you set your command to point to the Rubocop shim. This way, when you upgrade Ruby, the command will be a pointer to a Rubocop executable, regardless of your current Ruby version.

  command: "/Users/JohnDoe/.rbenv/shims/rubocop"


If you would like to contribute enhancements or fixes, please do the following:

  1. Fork the plugin repository.
  2. Hack on a separate topic branch created from the latest master.
  3. Commit and push the topic branch.
  4. Make a pull request.
  5. Welcome to the club!

Please note that modifications should follow these coding guidelines:

  • Indent is 2 spaces.
  • Code should pass npm run lint (eslint).
  • Vertical whitespace helps readability, don’t be afraid to use it.

Thank you for helping out!


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