enforce consistent linebreak style (linebreak-style)

The --fix option on the command line can automatically fix some of the problems reported by this rule.

When developing with a lot of people all having different editors, VCS applications and operating systems it may occur that different line endings are written by either of the mentioned (might especially happen when using the windows and mac versions of SourceTree together).

The linebreaks (new lines) used in windows operating system are usually carriage returns (CR) followed by a line feed (LF) making it a carriage return line feed (CRLF) whereas Linux and Unix use a simple line feed (LF). The corresponding control sequences are "\n" (for LF) and "\r\n" for (CRLF).

Many versioning systems (like git and subversion) can automatically ensure the correct ending. However to cover all contingencies, you can activate this rule.

Rule Details

This rule enforces consistent line endings independent of operating system, VCS, or editor used across your codebase.

Options

This rule has a string option:

unix

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the default "unix" option:

/*eslint linebreak-style: ["error", "unix"]*/

var a = 'a'; // \r\n

Examples of correct code for this rule with the default "unix" option:

/*eslint linebreak-style: ["error", "unix"]*/

var a = 'a', // \n
    b = 'b'; // \n
// \n
function foo(params) { // \n
    // do stuff \n
}// \n

windows

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "windows" option:

/*eslint linebreak-style: ["error", "windows"]*/

var a = 'a'; // \n

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "windows" option:

/*eslint linebreak-style: ["error", "windows"]*/

var a = 'a', // \r\n
    b = 'b'; // \r\n
// \r\n
function foo(params) { // \r\n
    // do stuff \r\n
} // \r\n

When Not To Use It

If you aren’t concerned about having different line endings within you code, then you can safely turn this rule off.

Compatibility

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.21.0.

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