Syntastic runs files through external syntax checkers and displays any resulting errors to the user.

Updating vim-syntastic

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Cheat Sheet

vim-syntastic has been superseded by ALE, but it lives on in my heart, my .vim, and my .vimrc.

How to install manually

git clone --depth=1 ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vim-syntastic

How to configure in .vimrc


" manually set plugin to use bash - not zsh, fish, etc
set shell=bash

" add this if packages don't load automatically
" or remove it otherwise

" turn on the syntax checker
syntax on

" don't check syntax immediately on open or on quit
let g:syntastic_check_on_open = 1
let g:syntastic_check_on_wq = 0

How to configure language-specific linters

let g:syntastic_javascript_checkers = ['jshint']
let g:syntastic_go_checkers = ['go', 'golint', 'errcheck']


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