Getting started with linter


I have installed linter but can’t seen to get it to work as anticipated. In particular I am parsing javascript. With file open, I see a green coloured tick and the text saying ‘No issues’ at the foot of application window. So I create an error in the Javascript, but the tick and message remain, I looked on github Linter API - pretty darn unreadable - and tried copy/pasting code as shown into config.cson file and Atom complained - error reserved word “const’.

I shall be glad if someone would point me in the right direction.

Many thanks in anticipation.


You have to install a linter plugin to get it to actually find errors. You can find the list of linter plugins for various languages here:



Thank you.