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#JSHint for Sublime Text

The best JavaScript syntax checker: JSHint for the best text editor: Sublime Text


Prerequisites: jshint and Sublime Package Control

Mac OS X: Installing node with homebrew or macports is assumed. Use SublimeFixMacPath for setting the correct OS X path. Supports nvm - Node Version Manager

Linux: Make sure jshint is in your environment path.

Windows: Installing node with the Windows Installer from is assumed.

##1. Terminal

npm install -g jshint

Note: JSHint will use the first .jshintrc file found traversing from the active file in Sublime Text up to your project's root.

##2. Sublime Text Package Control

  • command-shift-p or control-shift-p in Linux/Windows
  • type install p, select Package Control: Install Package
  • type jshint, select JSHint

Note: Without Sublime Package Control, you could manually clone to Packages directory as 'JSHint', exactly.

##3. JSHint an active JavaScript file

  • control-j or alt-j in Linux/Windows or Tools/Contextual menus or the Command Palette
  • F4 jump to next error row/column
  • shift-F4 jump to previous error row-column

Note: The control-j/alt-j shortcut changes the Build System on the current file to JSHint, then Builds to run JSHint on the file and output any errors for jumping to within the file. You could alternatively set the Build System to Automatic and command-b/control-b/F7, but only on files that end with .js.

##JSHint on save

Install SublimeOnSaveBuild