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A command line interface and npm package for jshint.


To use jshint from any location (for npm v1.x) you need to install using the global (-g) flag.

npm install -g jshint


The command line interface looks like this.

jshint path path2 [options]

You can also require JSHint itself as a module.

var jshint = require('jshint');

Note: If you are using npm v1.x be sure to install jshint locally (without the -g flag) or link it globally.

Text Editor Plugins

Custom Reporters

Specify a custom reporter module (see example/reporter.js).

--reporter path/to/reporter.js

Use a jslint compatible xml reporter.


Show additional non-error data generated by jshint (unused globals etc).


Custom Options

Specify custom lint options (see example/config.json).

--config path/to/config.json

Note: This bypasses any .jshintrc files.

Default Options

The CLI uses the default options that come with JSHint. However, if it locates a .jshintrc file in your home directory (~/) it will use those options first.

Per Directory Options

If there is a .jshintrc file in the current working directory, any of those options will take precedence over (or be merged with) any options found in the ~/.jshintrc file (if it exists).

Ignoring Files and Directories

If there is a .jshintignore file in the current working directory, then any directories or files will be skipped over.

Note: Pattern matching uses minimatch, with the nocase option. When there is no match, it performs a left side match (when no forward slashes present and path is a directory).

Installing dependencies for development


Build Commands

jake -T
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