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Formats your JavaScript using prettier followed by eslint --fix

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The problem

The fix feature of eslint is pretty great and can auto-format/fix much of your code according to your ESLint config. prettier is a more powerful automatic formatter. One of the nice things about prettier is how opinionated it is. Unfortunately, it's not opinionated enough and/or some opinions differ from my own. So after prettier formats the code, I start getting linting errors.

This solution

This formats your code via prettier, and then passes the result of that to eslint --fix. This way you can get the benefits of prettier's superior formatting capabilities, but also benefit from the configuration capabilities of eslint.

For files with an extension of .css, .less, .scss, or .json this only runs prettier since eslint cannot process those.


This module is distributed via npm which is bundled with node and should be installed as one of your project's devDependencies:

npm install --save-dev prettier-eslint



const format = require("prettier-eslint");

// notice, no semicolon in the original text
const sourceCode = "const {foo} = bar";

const options = {
  text: sourceCode,
  eslintConfig: {
    parserOptions: {
      ecmaVersion: 7,
    rules: {
      semi: ["error", "never"],
  prettierOptions: {
    bracketSpacing: true,
  fallbackPrettierOptions: {
    singleQuote: false,

const formatted = await format(options);

// notice no semicolon in the formatted text
formatted; // const { foo } = bar


text (String)

The source code to format.

filePath (?String)

The path of the file being formatted can be used to override eslintConfig (eslint will be used to find the relevant config for the file).

eslintConfig (?Object)

The config to use for formatting with ESLint. Can be overridden with filePath.

prettierOptions (?Object)

The options to pass for formatting with prettier. If not provided, prettier-eslint will attempt to create the options based on the eslintConfig (whether that's provided or derived via filePath). You can also provide some of the options and have the remaining options derived via your eslint config. This is useful for options like parser.

NOTE: these options override the eslint config. If you want the fallback options to be used only in the case that the rule cannot be inferred from eslint, see "fallbackPrettierOptions" below.

fallbackPrettierOptions (?Object)

The options to pass for formatting with prettier if prettier-eslint is not able to create the options based on the the eslintConfig (whether that's provided or derived via filePath). These options will only be used in the case that the corresponding eslint rule cannot be found and the prettier option has not been manually defined in prettierOptions. If the fallback is not given, prettier-eslint will just use the default prettier value in this scenario.

logLevel (?Enum: ['trace', 'debug', 'info', 'warn', 'error', 'silent'])

prettier-eslint does quite a bit of logging if you want it to. Pass this to set the number of logs you want to see. Default is process.env.LOG_LEVEL || 'warn'.

eslintPath (?String)

By default, prettier-eslint will try to find the relevant eslint (and prettier) module based on the filePath. If it cannot find one, then it will use the version that prettier-eslint has installed locally. If you'd like to specify a path to the eslint module you would like to have prettier-eslint use, then you can provide the full path to it with the eslintPath option.

prettierPath (?String)

This is basically the same as eslintPath except for the prettier module.

prettierLast (?Boolean)

By default, prettier-eslint will run prettier first, then eslint --fix. This is great if you want to use prettier, but override some of the styles you don't like using eslint --fix.

An alternative approach is to use different tools for different concerns. If you provide prettierLast: true, it will run eslint --fix first, then prettier. This allows you to use eslint to look for bugs and/or bad practices, and use prettier to enforce code style.


prettier-eslint will only propagate parsing errors when either prettier or eslint fails. In addition to propagating the errors, it will also log a specific message indicating what it was doing at the time of the failure.

Note: prettier-eslint will not show any message regarding broken rules in either prettier or eslint.

Technical details

Code ➡️ prettier ➡️ eslint --fix ➡️ Formatted Code

inferring prettierOptions via eslintConfig

The eslintConfig and prettierOptions can each be provided as an argument. If the eslintConfig is not provided, then prettier-eslint will look for them based on the fileName (if no fileName is provided then it uses process.cwd()). Once prettier-eslint has found the eslintConfig, the prettierOptions are inferred from the eslintConfig. If some of the prettierOptions have already been provided, then prettier-eslint will only infer the remaining options. This inference happens in src/utils.js.

An important thing to note about this inference is that it may not support your specific eslint config. So you'll want to check src/utils.js to see how the inference is done for each option (what rule(s) are referenced, etc.) and make a pull request if your configuration is supported.

Defaults if you have all of the relevant ESLint rules disabled (or have ESLint disabled entirely via /* eslint-disable */ then prettier options will fall back to the prettier defaults:

  printWidth: 80,
  tabWidth: 2,
  singleQuote: false,
  trailingComma: 'none',
  bracketSpacing: true,
  semi: true,
  useTabs: false,
  // prettier-eslint doesn't currently support
  // inferring these two (Pull Requests welcome):
  parser: 'babylon',
  bracketSameLine: false,


debugging issues

There is a lot of logging available with prettier-eslint. When debugging, you can use one of the logLevels to get a better idea of what's going on. If you're using prettier-eslint-cli then you can use the --log-level trace, if you're using the Atom plugin, then you can open the developer tools and enter: process.env.LOG_LEVEL = 'trace' in the console, then run the format. You'll see a bunch of logs that should help you determine whether the problem is prettier, eslint --fix, how prettier-eslint infers your prettier options, or any number of other things. You will be asked to do this before filing issues, so please do 😄

NOTE: When you're doing this, it's recommended that you only run this on a single file because there are a LOT of logs :)


While using // eslint-disable-line, sometimes you may get linting errors after the code has been processed by this module. That is because prettier changes this:

// prettier-ignore
if (x) { // eslint-disable-line

to this:

if (x) {
  // eslint-disable-line

And the eslint --fix wont change it back. You can notice that // eslint-disable-line has moved to a new line. To work around this issue, you can use //eslint-disable-next-line instead of // eslint-disable-line like this:

// eslint-disable-next-line
if (x) {


Other Solutions

None that I'm aware of. Feel free to file a PR if you know of any other solutions.


  • prettier-eslint-cli - Command Line Interface
  • prettier-atom - Atom plugin (check the "ESlint integration" checkbox in settings)
  • prettier-vscode - Visual Studio Code plugin (set prettier.eslintIntegration: true in settings)
  • eslint-plugin-prettier - ESLint plugin. While prettier-eslint uses eslint --fix to change the output of prettier, eslint-plugin-prettier keeps the prettier output as-is and integrates it with the regular ESLint workflow.
  • prettier-eslint-webpack-plugin - Prettier ESlint Webpack Plugin


Thanks goes to these people (emoji key):

Kent C. Dodds

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Gyandeep Singh


Igor Pnev


Benjamin Tan

💬 👀

Eric McCormick

💻 📖 ⚠️

Simon Lydell


Tom McKearney

📖 💡

Patrik Åkerstrand


Lochlan Bunn


Daniël Terwiel

🔌 🔧

Robin Malfait


Michael McDermott


Adam Stankiewicz


Stephen John Sorensen


Brian Di Palma

🐛 💻

Rob Wise

📖 💻

Patryk Peas

🐛 💻 ⚠️

Thijs Koerselman

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Enrique Caballero

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Łukasz Moroz

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Simon Fridlund

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Oliver Joseph Ash

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Mark Palfreeman


Alex Taylor

💻 ⚠️

Xianming Zhong


Lewis Liu


Hamza Hamidi

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Rajiv Ranjan Singh




Rebecca Vest


Chris Bobbe

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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!