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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
RST_RST_LINT_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
RST_RST_LINT_COMMAND_REMOVE_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to remove from command line before calling the linter
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
RST_RST_LINT_FILTER_REGEX_INCLUDE Custom regex including filter
Ex: (src\|lib)
Include every file
RST_RST_LINT_FILTER_REGEX_EXCLUDE Custom regex excluding filter
Ex: (test\|examples)
Exclude no file
RST_RST_LINT_CLI_LINT_MODE Override default CLI lint mode
- file: Calls the linter for each file
- project: Call the linter from the root of the project
RST_RST_LINT_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
RST_RST_LINT_FILE_NAMES_REGEX File name regex filters. Regular expression list for filtering files by their base names using regex full match. Empty list includes all files
Ex: ["Dockerfile(-.+)?", "Jenkinsfile"]
Include every file
RST_RST_LINT_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
RST_RST_LINT_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
RST_RST_LINT_UNSECURED_ENV_VARIABLES List of env variables explicitly not filtered before calling RST_RST_LINT and its pre/post commands None
RST_RST_LINT_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
RST_RST_LINT_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0
RST_RST_LINT_CLI_EXECUTABLE Override CLI executable ['rst-lint']

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 121 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
cupcake MegaLinter for the most commonly used languages 84 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
python Optimized for PYTHON based projects 62 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • File extensions: .rst

How the linting is performed

  • rst-lint is called one time by identified file (file CLI lint mode)

Example calls

rst-lint myfile.rst

Help content

usage: rst-lint [-h] [--version] [--format {text,json}] [--encoding ENCODING]
                [--level {debug,info,warning,error,severe}]
                [--rst-prolog RST_PROLOG]
                path [path ...]

Lint reStructuredText files. Returns 0 if all files pass linting, 1 for an
internal error, and 2 if linting failed.

positional arguments:
  path                  File/folder to lint

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  --format {text,json}  Format of the output (default: "text")
  --encoding ENCODING   Encoding of the input file (e.g. "utf-8")
  --level {debug,info,warning,error,severe}
                        Minimum error level to report (default: "warning")
  --rst-prolog RST_PROLOG
                        reStructuredText content to prepend to all files
                        (useful for substitutions)

Installation on mega-linter Docker image