A quick note on setting up ESLint with @typescript-eslint


In January, the TypeScript team shared their roadmap for TypeScript's development in the first half of 2019. Amongst many other things, they announced that they intend to focus on bringing ESLint's TypeScript support to parity with the existing TSLint project. Not long after, the typescript-eslint project was announced on the ESLint blog, which aims to bring TypeScript support to ESLint.

At the time I originally looked into it I had difficulty finding documentation on getting it set up, so here's a quick note on how to do just that.

Install required packages

In addition to ESLint you need @typescript-eslint's ESLint plugin and parser:

yarn add -D @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin @typescript-eslint/parser eslint

Configure ESLint to use the TypeScript parser

  "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser",
  "plugins": ["@typescript-eslint"]

With this, ESLint is ready to lint your TypeScript. You can enable the recommended @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin rules like you would with other ESLint plugins:

  "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser",
  "plugins": ["@typescript-eslint"],
  "extends": ["plugin:@typescript-eslint/recommended"]

A note on usage with Prettier

If you use Prettier and thus want to disable style related rules from @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin, you can do so with eslint-config-prettier version 4.0.0 and up.

Run yarn add -D eslint-config-prettier and add it to your ESLint configuration.

Final .eslintrc.json:

  "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser",
  "plugins": ["@typescript-eslint", "prettier"],
  "extends": [

Include .ts files when linting

ESLint doesn't lint .ts files by default, so the --ext flag has to be passed to the eslint binary. Unfortunately it's not possible to set this option in the ESLint configuration at the moment, so you will most likely want to create a custom lint script that includes .ts files for ease of use.

"scripts": {
  "lint": "eslint . --ext .js,.ts"

Now you're ready to lint TypeScript by running yarn lint in your terminal 🙌