Problems getting eslint to work with Atom

  • Install linter-eslint
  • I don’t like using a global .eslintrc as it is problematic if you are switching different types of JavaScript project. I find it best to use an .eslintrc file in each of your projects.
  • Remove if you have a global .eslintrc file

$ rm -rf ~/.eslintrc

If you get this error: (do the following)

eslint error

Add eslint as a dev dependency

$ npm i -D eslint

You will still see the error and if you follow the instructions and go to view > Developer > Toggle Developer Tools you will see you also need to install eslint-plugin-react

$ npm i -D eslint-plugin-react

And we also see that (from view > Developer > Toggle Developer Tools), we need to install babel-eslint

$ npm i -D babel-eslint

Close and open a JavaScript file and you should see eslint working

As an example, I am using an .eslintrc file in the root of my React/Meteor project


  "env": {
    "browser": true,
    "node": true
  "ecmaFeatures": {
    "jsx": true
  "parser": "babel-eslint",
  "plugins": [
  "rules": {
    "comma-spacing": 2,
    "key-spacing": 0,
    "no-underscore-dangle": 0,
    "no-unused-vars": [2, { "vars": "all", "args": "none" }],
    "no-var": 2,
    "object-shorthand": 2,
    "quotes": [2, "single", "avoid-escape"],
    "react/display-name": 0,
    "react/jsx-no-undef": 2,
    "react/jsx-uses-react": 2,
    "react/no-did-mount-set-state": 2,
    "react/no-did-update-set-state": 2,
    "react/no-multi-comp": 2,
    "react/prop-types": [2, { ignore: [children, className] }],
    "react/react-in-jsx-scope": 2,
    "react/self-closing-comp": 2,
    "react/wrap-multilines": 2,
    "react/jsx-uses-vars": 2,
    "strict": 0

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