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Integrate ESLint with your React project step by step (javascript)

Integrate ESLint with your React project step by step (javascript)

Brayan Arrieta Alfaro
·May 5, 2021·

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First of all, we need to install ESLint

npm i eslint --save-dev

Install ESLint plugins

npx install-peerdeps --dev eslint-config-airbnb

Note: with a single command will install 6 plugins: eslint-config-airbnb, eslint-plugin-import, eslint-plugin-react, eslint-plugin-react-hooks, and eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y. You can also install these plugins individually.

Install babel eslint

npm i --save-dev babel-eslint

Your "devDependencies" should look something similar to this

"devDependencies": {
    "babel-eslint": "^10.1.0",
    "eslint": "^7.2.0",
    "eslint-config-airbnb": "^18.2.0",
    "eslint-plugin-import": "^2.22.0",
    "eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y": "^6.3.1",
    "eslint-plugin-react": "^7.20.6",
    "eslint-plugin-react-hooks": "^4.0.0"

Now, create the file .eslintrc.json at the root of the project. Paste below config:

    "env": {
        "browser": true,
        "commonjs": true,
        "es6": true,
    "parser": "babel-eslint",
    "extends": [
    "globals": {
        "Atomics": "readonly",
        "SharedArrayBuffer": "readonly"
    "parserOptions": {
        "ecmaFeatures": {
            "jsx": true
        "ecmaVersion": 11,
        "sourceType": "module"
    "settings": {
        "react": {
            "version": "detect"
    "plugins": [
    "rules": {
        "react/react-in-jsx-scope": "off",
        "react/jsx-filename-extension": [
                "extensions": [
        "react/display-name": 1

Also, install ESLint extension for VSCode, After that need to reload the VSCode window once to get proper linting.*

ESLint will automatically start detecting errors/warnings in .js and .jsx files. If that's not the case then either your project has no linting errors or ESLint is not properly set up. To test if linting works run eslint command in the terminal with folder path i.e. eslint src/** and notice output.

To disable the linting of some files/folders you can create a .eslintignore at the root of the project.



Finally, you can also add linting to scripts in package.json as a part of your pipeline process

"scripts": {
    "lint": "eslint . --ext js,jsx",
    "lint:fix": "eslint . --ext js,jsx --fix"

Let me know in the comments recommendations or something else that can be added, I will update the post based on that thanks! 👍

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