enforce the consistent use of either backticks, double, or single quotes (quotes)

The --fix option on the command line automatically fixes problems reported by this rule.

JavaScript allows you to define strings in one of three ways: double quotes, single quotes, and backticks (as of ECMAScript 6). For example:

/*eslint-env es6*/

var double = "double";
var single = 'single';
var backtick = `backtick`;    // ES6 only

Each of these lines creates a string and, in some cases, can be used interchangeably. The choice of how to define strings in a codebase is a stylistic one outside of template literals (which allow embedded of expressions to be interpreted).

Many codebases require strings to be defined in a consistent manner.

Rule Details

This rule enforces the consistent use of either backticks, double, or single quotes.

Options

This rule has two options, a string option and an object option.

String option:

Object option:

Deprecated: The object property avoid-escape is deprecated; please use the object property avoidEscape instead.

double

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "double"]*/

var single = 'single';
var unescaped = 'a string containing "double" quotes';

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "double"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var double = "double";
var backtick = `back\ntick`;  // backticks are allowed due to newline
var backtick = tag`backtick`; // backticks are allowed due to tag

single

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "single"]*/

var double = "double";
var unescaped = "a string containing 'single' quotes";

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "single"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var single = 'single';
var backtick = `back${x}tick`; // backticks are allowed due to substitution

backticks

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "backtick"]*/

var single = 'single';
var double = "double";
var unescaped = 'a string containing `backticks`';

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

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "backtick"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var backtick = `backtick`;

avoidEscape

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "double", { "avoidEscape": true } options:

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "double", { "avoidEscape": true }]*/

var single = 'a string containing "double" quotes';

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "single", { "avoidEscape": true } options:

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "single", { "avoidEscape": true }]*/

var double = "a string containing 'single' quotes";

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "backtick", { "avoidEscape": true } options:

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "backtick", { "avoidEscape": true }]*/

var double = "a string containing `backtick` quotes"

allowTemplateLiterals

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "double", { "allowTemplateLiterals": true } options:

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "double", { "allowTemplateLiterals": true }]*/

var double = "double";
var double = `double`;

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "single", { "allowTemplateLiterals": true } options:

/*eslint quotes: ["error", "single", { "allowTemplateLiterals": true }]*/

var single = 'single';
var single = `single`;

When Not To Use It

If you do not need consistency in your string styles, you can safely disable this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.0.7.

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