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    ESLint rule for .only tests in mocha and other JS testing libraries.

    Currently matches the following test blocks by default: describe, it, context, tape, test, fixture, serial.

    Designed to prevent you from committing .only tests to CI, disabling tests for your whole team.

    As of v2.3 you can now override the test blocks and focus functions.


    First you'll need to install ESLint then the plugin:

    npm install --save-dev eslint eslint-plugin-no-only-tests
    # or
    yarn add --dev eslint eslint-plugin-no-only-tests

    Note: If you installed ESLint globally (using the -g flag) then you must also install eslint-plugin-no-only-tests globally.


    Add no-only-tests to the plugins section of your .eslintrc configuration file. You can omit the eslint-plugin- prefix:

      "plugins": [

    Then configure the rules you want to use under the rules section.

      "rules": {
        "no-only-tests/no-only-tests": "error"

    If you use a testing framework that uses an unsupported block name, or a different way of focusing test (something other than .only) you can specify an array of blocks and focus methods to match in the options.

      "rules": {
        "no-only-tests/no-only-tests": ["error", {"block": ["test", "it", "assert"], "focus": ["only", "focus"]}]

    The above example will catch any uses of test.only, test.focus, it.only, it.focus, assert.only and assert.focus.

    This rule supports autofixing only when the fix option is set to true to avoid changing runtime code unintentionally when configured in an editor.

      "rules": {
        "no-only-tests/no-only-tests": ["error", {"fix": true}]


    Option Type Description
    block Array<string> Specify the block names that your testing framework uses. Defaults to ["describe", "it", "context", "test", "tape", "fixture", "serial"]
    focus Array<string> Specify the focus scope that your testing framework uses. Defaults to ["only"]
    fix boolean Enable this rule to auto-fix violations, useful for a pre-commit hook, not recommended for users with auto-fixing enabled in their editor. Defaults to false


    npm i eslint-plugin-no-only-tests

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