How to use prettier for specific language?

by ryan.murray , in category: Third Party Scripts , 8 days ago

How to use prettier for specific language?

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by cortez.connelly , 8 days ago

@ryan.murray 

To use Prettier for a specific language, you can create a configuration file in your project that specifies the settings for that language. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Install Prettier by running the following command in your project directory:
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npm install --save-dev prettier


  1. Create a configuration file for the specific language you want to format. For example, if you want to format JavaScript files, create a .prettierrc file in your project directory with the following contents:
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{
  "singleQuote": true,
  "semi": false
}


  1. You can also specify the language that Prettier should format by adding a overrides section to the configuration file. For example, to format only JavaScript files, you can add the following configuration to your .prettierrc file:
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{
  "overrides": [
    {
      "files": "*.js",
      "options": {
        "singleQuote": true,
        "semi": false
      }
    }
  ]
}


  1. Run Prettier on specific files or directories by using the --config flag with the path to the configuration file. For example, to format all JavaScript files in the src directory, you can run the following command:
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npx prettier --config .prettierrc "src/**/*.js"


By following these steps, you can use Prettier to format specific languages with custom settings in your project.