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If the module has .js or .yml files, then eslint will be run to validate coding standards for these files.

Your project does not need a .eslintrc.json file because a default one matching Core's standards core/.eslintrc.passing.json is used. If you do create a .eslintrc.json file then it only needs to contain the specific rules that you want to override, because all other rules will be inherited due to ESLint's cascading configuration.

You can pass additional options to the eslint call via the _ESLINT_EXTRA variable. This variable has a default value of --quiet to match what Drupal core does.

If there are .js or .yml files that you do not want to fix, or cannot fix for whatever reason, these can be ignored by adding the names to a .eslintignore file stored in your project top-level folder. Files and paths listed here will be completely ignored for both ESLint and Prettier checking. An example where this would be needed is if you have minified javascript files.

# Ignore all minified javascript files


"Prettier" processing is the part of ESLint that is concerned with formatting and file layout, for both .js and .yml files. Formatting rules follow the definitions used by Drupal Core as defined in core/.prettierrc.json. This is the default, but projects can have their own definitions in a .prettierrc.json file which will be used instead of the core rules. Unlike ESLint, the Prettier rules do not use cascading configuration, so if you do have a .prettierrc.json file it must contain all the rules that you want your project to follow.

If there are files that you do not want to fix, or cannot fix, for Prettier formatting, these can be ignored by adding the file paths to a .prettierignore file. An example where this is needed is the Config and Views files exported from UI, as these do not follow the Prettier formatting rules. So rather than manually edit the exported files, they can be ignored for Prettier formatting (but still be checked for ESLint standards).


Fixing the reported problems

If there are standards and formatting errors that can be fixed automatically, you will get a useful artifact named _eslint.patch which you can run against your module's code to fix the issues that were found.