Should accept a folder/glob as an argument #23

derekprior opened this Issue Aug 17, 2012 · 4 comments


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I'd love to lint multiple json files in a single go, and get a report of each failure, but: jsontlint project/**/*.json doesn't seem to do the job. When linting multiple files it'd probably make sense to not output pretty-printed json when a file passes - simply return the errors.

What do you think?


zaach commented Aug 22, 2012

With quiet mode, it's now possible to do this with find, i.e. find . -name "*.json" -exec echo {} \; -exec jsonlint {} -q \;

zaach closed this Nov 15, 2012

Hello, the find command is not available on Windows, so to write a portable script that lints JSON files (e.g. an NPM script), one has to write/install a portable find. With the possibility to pass just file names, the task would be much simpler. And for the same reason, it would be nice if the glob expansion would be done by jsonlint and not a shell.

@zaach, would this argument change your mind? There is actually a lot of Node programs that accept globs already (they use minimatch). That's why I think that the request is reasonable.

keik commented Dec 8, 2015



zaach commented Jan 15, 2016

PRs would be considered.

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