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fix(docs): describe usage of .check() in more detail
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I added an example of usage that was distilled from my own code.

Co-authored-by: Benjamin E. Coe <>
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roryokane and bcoe committed May 10, 2020
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Expand Up @@ -87,12 +87,27 @@ Check that certain conditions are met in the provided arguments.

`fn` is called with two arguments, the parsed `argv` hash and an array of options and their aliases.

If `fn` throws or returns a non-truthy value, show the thrown error, usage information, and
If `fn` throws or returns a non-truthy value, Yargs will show the thrown error
and usage information. Yargs will then exit, unless
[`.exitProcess()`](#exitprocess) was used to prevent Yargs from exiting after a
failed check.

`global` indicates whether `check()` should be enabled both
at the top-level and for each sub-command.

const argv = require('yargs')
.check((argv, options) => {
const filePaths = argv._
if (filePaths.length > 1) {
throw new Error("Only 0 or 1 files may be passed.")
} else {
return true // tell Yargs that the arguments passed the check

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