JSHint wrapper for check different files using different options
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jshint-groups is a wrapper for JSHint which allows check different files by using different options.


$ npm install -g jshint-groups

Note: jshint declares as peer dependency and can be update separately.


Find and check all files described in config:

$ jshint-groups

Check specific files:

$ jshint-groups file1.js file2.js

jshint-groups automatically detects jshint options for each file or ignore it. It can be useful for pre-commit hook.

Configuration file

Configuration file is a js file (nodejs module). By default it has .jshint-groups.js name. Example:

module.exports = {
    options: {
        undef: true,
        unused: true
    groups: {
        client: {
            options: {
                browser: true
            includes: [
            excludes: [

        server: {
            options: {
                node: true
            includes: [


  • options Common jshint options. Please see the jshint documentation for more details.
  • groups Each group specifies fileset for validation.
    • options JSHint options for group. This options extends common options.
    • includes List of glob patterns. Please see the minimatch documentation for more details.
    • excludes List of glob patterns to filter include results.

All properties are optional.


MIT License.