Does anyone know of a Bash linter for the Google shell style guide? I have been using shellcheck as my linter with flycheck but it doesn't conform to this standard.

  • Is this question about the linter itself, or flycheck? If the former, it's not really an Emacs question, and we should migrate the post to a sister site.
    – Dan
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 21:04
  • I'm asking if anyone knows of something that specifically will work in Emacs - I used flycheck as an example for the package I use to handle linting but if another package would handle it that is fine too.
    – Andrew
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 21:31
  • Maybe it is better to ask the question in other place, since it is about Shell, not Emacs.
    – xuchunyang
    Commented Feb 4, 2018 at 5:06

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You can use shfmt to format shell/bash code. It is configurable, so you should be able to get the Google style with something like shfmt -i 2 -ci.

It's a standalone tool, but it should be easy enough to integrate with editors and IDEs. There are plugins for vim, atom, and vscode already.

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