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An Emacs (26+) Flymake handler for bash/sh scripts, using ShellCheck. Installing Flymake is not necessary as it is included in Emacs itself.


First, make sure ShellCheck is installed by following the installation guide. After that, you can install flymake-shellcheck by using the package-install command (make sure MELPA is included in your package sources):

M-x package-install [RET] flymake-shellcheck [RET]

Alternatively, you can just add flymake-shellcheck.el to your load-path.


To enable the Flymake backend whenever a bash or sh script is visited, add the following to your init.el file:

(add-hook 'sh-mode-hook 'flymake-shellcheck-load)

If you're using use-package, try this instead:

(use-package flymake-shellcheck
  :commands flymake-shellcheck-load
  (add-hook 'sh-mode-hook 'flymake-shellcheck-load))

After opening a shell/sh file, remember to enable Flymake:

M-x flymake-mode [RET]


Copyright © 2019 Federico Tedin.

Distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 3.

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