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User guide

User guide

Getting started

If you want to have an idea of what webhint does you will need to use Node.js 10 or later, x64 version recommended and run the following command:

npx hint

You can also run webhint from within VS Code and as a browser extension.

If you are going to add it to your project, the recommended way is as a devDependency:

npm install hint --save-dev

And then add a script task to your package.json:

    "scripts": {
        "webhint": "hint http://localhost:8080"

And run it via:

npm run webhint

NOTE: If you run into any issues during the install process please check the troubleshoot section.

You can also use webhint to analyze local files or directories and get hints on different areas that are not available from a website (e.g.: hints related to JSX, tsconfig.json, etc.).

Depending on the target to analyze it will use:

  • web-recommended if analyzing a website (i.e.: target starts with http(s)://).
  • development if analyzing a local file or directory.

If you want to change the connector, hints, etc. you can add a .hintrc file in the current folder. To learn more about the format and the options visit configuring webhint.

Further reading

Now that you have webhint up and running, it is time to learn a bit more about the different pieces: