Stylelint + TextMate integration

October 1st, 2017. Tagged: CSS, tools

Naturally, you want your lint tools integrated with your text editor. Here's what I did to integrate Stylelint (hello!) with TextMate.

New Bundle

In TextMate... menu Bundles / Edit Bundles.... I didn't see a way to add a new Command, so I right-clicked an existing one (one with a C icon for Command), selected Find in Finder and just duplicated it. This way it appears in the bundle editor and you can tweak.. To create a new command, go File / New and choose "Command" in the prompt.

PATH is in order

You need to have the path to node and to stylelint (likely the same) in your TextMate path preferences (menu TextMate / Preferences / Variables / PATH). To tell where node is, type `which node`.

Global config

Stylelint needs a config. See last post on how to setup a global one.

Setting up the new command

Here's a screenshot of my setup:

textmate + stylelint bundle setup

Basically run Stylelint when pressing CMD+L. Show the results in a tooltip.

And some magic to find the first error to move the cursor there:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby18
require ENV['TM_SUPPORT_PATH'] + '/lib/textmate'

error = `stylelint "$TM_FILEPATH"`

if error.empty?
  puts 'No lint errors'
  puts error
  TextMate.go_to :line => $1, :column => $2 if error =~ / (\d+):(\d+)/

In action

And here is the whole integration in action. The lint finds an error and helpfully moves the cursor there.

textmate + stylelint in action

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