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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
RST_RSTCHECK_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
RST_RSTCHECK_FILTER_REGEX_INCLUDE Custom regex including filter
Ex: (src\|lib)
Include every file
RST_RSTCHECK_FILTER_REGEX_EXCLUDE Custom regex excluding filter
Ex: (test\|examples)
Exclude no file
RST_RSTCHECK_CLI_LINT_MODE Override default CLI lint mode
- file: Calls the linter for each file
- list_of_files: Call the linter with the list of files as argument
- project: Call the linter from the root of the project
RST_RSTCHECK_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
RST_RSTCHECK_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_RSTCHECK_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
RST_RSTCHECK_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
RST_RSTCHECK_CONFIG_FILE rstcheck configuration file name
Use LINTER_DEFAULT to let the linter find it
RST_RSTCHECK_RULES_PATH Path where to find linter configuration file Workspace folder, then MegaLinter default rules
RST_RSTCHECK_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
RST_RSTCHECK_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0

IDE Integration

Use rstcheck in your favorite IDE to catch errors before MegaLinter !

IDE Extension Name Install
Visual Studio Code vscode-restructuredtext Install in VsCode

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 105 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
python Optimized for PYTHON based projects 52 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • File extensions: .rst

How the linting is performed

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

Example calls

rstcheck myfile.rst
rstcheck -c .rstcheck.cfg myfile.rst

Help content

Usage: rstcheck [OPTIONS] FILES...

  CLI of rstcheck.

  Enabled features: ['Toml']

  Pass one ore more rst FILES to check. Can be files or directories if
  --recursive is passed too. Pass "-" if you want to read from stdin.

  --config PATH                Config file to load. Can be a INI or TOML file
                               or directory. If a directory is passed it will
                               be searched for .rstcheck.cfg | pyproject.toml
                               | setup.cfg. If 'NONE' is passed no config file
                               is loaded at all.
  --warn-unknown-settings      Log a WARNING for unknown settings in config
                               files. Can be hidden via --log-level.
  -r, --recursive              Recursively search passed directories for RST
                               files to check.
  --report-level LEVEL         The report level of the linting issues found.
                               Valid levels are: INFO | WARNING | ERROR |
                               SEVERE | NONE. Defaults to INFO. Can be set in
                               config file.
  --log-level LEVEL            The log level of the application for
                               information that is not a linting issue. Valid
                               levels are: DEBUG | INFO | WARNING | ERROR |
                               CRITICAL. Defaults to WARNING.  [default:
  --ignore-directives TEXT     Comma-separated-list of directives to add to
                               the ignore list. Can be set in config file.
  --ignore-roles TEXT          Comma-separated-list of roles to add to the
                               ignore list. Can be set in config file.
  --ignore-substitutions TEXT  Comma-separated-list of substitutions to add to
                               the ignore list. Can be set in config file.
  --ignore-languages TEXT      Comma-separated-list of languages for code-
                               blocks to add to the ignore list. The code in
                               ignored code-blocks will not be checked for
                               errors. Can be set in config file.
  --ignore-messages REGEX      A regular expression to match linting issue
                               messages against to ignore. Can be set in
                               config file.
  --install-completion         Install completion for the current shell.
  --show-completion            Show completion for the current shell, to copy
                               it or customize the installation.
  --help                       Show this message and exit.

Installation on mega-linter Docker image