ESLint Kit

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Before you start

The README on main branch can contain some unreleased changes.

Go to release branch to see the actual README for the latest version from NPM.


  • Most configs contain too common rules inside, so you need to do a lot of things to finalize them for your project
  • The other configs are bound to specific stack/technology, so it’s hard to extend them in a way you’re like
  • Sometimes, configs use formatting rules. Formatting is not the ESLint’s job, so it’s a high chance to get the conflict someday
  • Together, above means that most likely you’ll need a different ESLint config for each of your project
  • You may often need to install a lot of dependencies: eslint, plugins, configs, parser, etc.
  • You may often face the problems with eslint/parser/plugin/config versions. It takes time to find the issue and solution.

ESLint Kit is solving all these problems by providing a many small presets, each performing a specific task.

You can select presets by using configure function in your .eslintrc.js file:

const { configure, presets } = require('eslint-kit')

module.exports = configure({
  presets: [
    presets.react({ version: '18.0' }),
      root: './src',
      paths: { '@app': './' }
  extend: {
    rules: {
      'some-rule': 'off'

eslint-kit package contains all the dependencies you might need. It’s ok – this is a development dependency, so you won’t get any bundle size problems.

The ESLint Kit presets try to contain only the best-practice rules to make overwriting as rare as possible. But you can still easily override them by using extend property.



npm install -D eslint-kit


yarn add -D eslint-kit

After installing, add the .eslintrc.js file in your project root:

const { configure, presets } = require('eslint-kit')

module.exports = configure({
  presets: [],

Now, just select the presets you need. The full information about them is located in Presets section.

You can also set up your editor if you haven’t already.

configure API

  // (optional) Project root
  root: __dirname,

  // presets
  presets: [],

  // (optional) Custom eslint config
  // It gets merged with presets at the end
  extend: { rules: { /* ... */ } }




  • Changes parser to @typescript-eslint/parser
  • Allows the usage of .ts and .tsx extensions
  • Adds some TypeScript specific rules (for TS files)
  • Replaces some default ESLint rules with their TypeScript analogues (for TS files)

  presets: [
      // (optional) Project's root
      root: './',

      // (optional) A path to tsconfig file
      tsconfig: 'tsconfig.json'

  • Enables the rule prettier/prettier from Prettier ESLint plugin

  presets: [
     * Optionally, you can pass the Prettier config
     * Note: it will merge and override any options set with .prettierrc files
      semi: false,
      singleQuote: true
      // ...

The recommended Prettier config:

  "semi": false,
  "singleQuote": true,
  "tabWidth": 2,
  "quoteProps": "consistent",
  "endOfLine": "lf",
  "importOrder": [
  "experimentalBabelParserPluginsList": [

As you see, we use @trivago/prettier-plugin-sort-imports. You can find the options on its README page.


  • Allows to set the aliases for import plugin
  • Automatically uses tsconfig.json when typescript preset is applied

  presets: [
      // (optional) Base path for all aliases
      // Defaults to './'
      root: './src',

      // (optional) Alises, all paths should be relative or absolute
      // Defaults to empty object
      paths: { '@app': './' },

      // (optional) A custom path to jsconfig
      // Defaults to jsconfig.json
      jsconfig: 'jsconfig.json'

  • Enables node environment

  presets: [presets.node()]



  • Adds some React and React Hooks rules
  • Enables browser environment and jsx ecma feature

  presets: [
      // (optional) Allows to specify React version
      version: 'detect',
      // (optional) Allows using JSX without importing `React`
      newJSXTransform: false

  • Adds vue plugin
  • Changes parser to vue-eslint-parser
  • Detects installed vue version and enables /recommended rules for it
  • Enables @typescript-eslint/parser for <script> blocks when typescript preset is used
  • Enables browser environment and jsx ecma feature
  • Allows export default

You still need to setup your editor / IDE to lint .vue files. You can use this guide from Vue documentation.

  presets: [
      // (optional) Allows to specify Vue version
      version: 'detect'

  • Adds solid plugin and enables /recommended rules
  • Enables /typescript rules when typescript preset is active

  presets: [presets.solidJs()]

  • Adds svelte3 plugin and configures it
  • Enables some TypeScript settings when typescript preset is active

You still need to setup your editor / IDE to lint .svelte files. You can use this guide from svelte3 plugin repo.

  presets: [
      // (optional) Disable type checking for .svelte files
      noTypeCheck: true

  • Enables @next/eslint-plugin-next plugin rules
  • Allows the usage of export default

  presets: [presets.nextJs()]



  • Adds effector plugin and enables /recommended, /scope, and /react rules

  presets: [
      // (optional) Enables /future rules
      onlySample: false

Common issues

Q: My .eslintrc.js doesn’t work, why? A: It’s a regular issue with tools like @vue/cli and create-react-app. Check package.json and remove eslintConfig if you find it. Otherwise, try to restart your editor.

Q: I get some error when using eslint-kit in monorepo A: We didn’t test monorepos much. They often have different issues with eslint and plugins resolving. And we also don’t guarantee that your aliases settings will work in monorepo.

Setting up editors


Install ESLint VSCode extension:

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Next, select from the following and click on it:

Using a keybind

Click on Settings icon:

Opening settings menu

Select “Keyboard shortcuts”

Selecting keybind settings

Type “eslint” and click on “edit” button:

Adding a keybind

Finally, choose the keybind you like.

Linting on file save

Click on Settings icon:

Opening settings menu

Select “Settings”

Selecting settings

Switch to text mode:

Switching to text mode

Finally, add the following and save:

  "eslint.validate": [
  "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
    "source.fixAll.eslint": true,


  1. Fork this repo
  2. Switch to new branch, it should start with feat/, fix/, docs/, refactor/, and etc., depending on the changes you want to propose
  3. Make changes
  4. Create a Pull Request into this repo’s main branch
  5. When the checks is done and review is passed, I’ll merge it into main and it will create a new record in the changelog. Then, when release is finally ready, your changes will be released.


The dev branch is main – any developer changes is merged in there. Also, there is a release branch. It always contains the actual published release source code and tag.

All changes is made using Pull Requests – push is forbidden. PR can be merged only after successfull test-and-build workflow checks.

When PR is merged, release-drafter workflow creates/updates a draft release. The changelog is built from the merged branch scope (feat, fix, etc) and PR title. When release is ready – we publish the draft.

Then, the release workflow handles everything:

  1. We run tests and build a package
  2. Then, we merge release tag into the release branch
  3. After, we restore build artifacts and publish it to NPM

Also, this repo has Renovate bot set up to auto-update typescript preset dependencies (they change frequently). The bot creates a PR into main branch and automatically merges it after successful checks.


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