Linter plugin for Bash, using shellcheck.


This linter plugin for Linter provides an interface to shellcheck. It will be used with files that have the "Shell" syntax.


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

shellcheck installation

Before using this plugin, you must ensure that shellcheck is installed on your system. To install shellcheck, follow the guide on shellcheck github

Plugin installation

apm install linter-shellcheck


You can configure linter-shellcheck through Atom's Settings menu. If you instead prefer editing the configuration by hand you can get to that by editing ~/.atom/config.cson (choose Open Your Config in Atom menu). The settings available are:

  • shellcheckExecutablePath: The full path to the shellcheck executable. Run which shellcheck to find where it is installed on your system.

  • userParameters: Any additional executable parameters to pass to shellcheck when linting your files.