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How do I turn on a @typescript-eslint rule?

First make sure you've read the docs and understand ESLint configuration files:

Our rule docs detail the options each rule supports under the "Options" heading. We use TypeScript types to describe an Options tuple type for the rule which you can use to configure the a rule. In your config file the keys of the rules object are the names of the rules you wish to configure and the values follow the following form:

type Severity = 'off' | 'warn' | 'error';
type RuleConfig =
| Severity
| [Severity]
| [
// Options is the tuple type from the rule docs

Some examples

export default tseslint.config(
// ... the rest of your config ...
rules: {
// turns a rule on with no configuration (i.e. uses the default configuration)
'@typescript-eslint/array-type': 'error',
// turns on a rule with configuration
'@typescript-eslint/no-explicit-any': ['warn', { ignoreRestArgs: true }],

How can I ban <specific language feature>?

ESLint core contains the rule no-restricted-syntax. This generic rule allows you to specify a selector for the code you want to ban, along with a custom error message.

You can use an AST visualization tool such as typescript-eslint playground > Options > AST Explorer on its left sidebar by selecting ESTree to help in figuring out the structure of the AST that you want to ban.

For example, you can ban enums (or some variation of) using one of the following configs:

"rules": {
"no-restricted-syntax": [
// ban all enums
"selector": "TSEnumDeclaration",
"message": "My reason for not using any enums at all",

// ban just const enums
"selector": "TSEnumDeclaration[const=true]",
"message": "My reason for not using const enums",

// ban just non-const enums
"selector": "TSEnumDeclaration:not([const=true])",
"message": "My reason for not using non-const enums",

How do I check to see what versions are installed?

If you have multiple versions of our tooling, it can cause various bugs for you. This is because ESLint may load a different version each run depending on how you run it - leading to inconsistent lint results.

Installing our tooling in the root of your project does not mean that only one version is installed. One or more of your dependencies may have its own dependency on our tooling, meaning npm/yarn will additionally install that version for use by that package. For example, react-scripts (part of create-react-app) has a dependency on our tooling.

You can check what versions are installed in your project using the following commands:

npm list @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin @typescript-eslint/parser

If you see more than one version installed, then you will have to either use yarn resolutions to force a single version, or you will have to downgrade your root versions to match the dependency versions.

The best course of action in this case is to wait until your dependency releases a new version with support for our latest versions.

Changes to one file are not reflected when linting other files in my IDE

tl;dr: Restart your ESLint server to force an update.

ESLint currently does not have any way of telling parsers such as ours when an arbitrary file is changed on disk. That means if you change file A that is imported by file B, it won't update lint caches for file B -- even if file B's text contents have changed. Sometimes the only solution is to restart your ESLint editor extension altogether.

See this issue comment for more information.


VS Code's ESLint extension provides an ESLint: Restart ESLint Server action.

I get no-unsafe-* complaints for cross-file changes

See Changes to one file are not reflected in linting other files in my IDE. Rules such as no-unsafe-argument, no-unsafe-assignment, and no-unsafe-call are often impacted.

"The '<key>' property is deprecated on '<type>' nodes. Use '<key>' instead." warnings

If you're seeing this warning, it's likely you're using an ESLint plugin (or other tooling) that hasn't been updated for typescript-eslint v6. Make sure you're using the latest versions of each of your ESLint plugins (and other tooling).

If you've using many ESLint plugins, have updated each to their latest version, and you're not sure which one this complaint is coming from, try either or both of:

  • Running with --trace-deprecation (e.g. npx cross-env NODE_OPTIONS=--trace-deprecation npm run lint)
  • Disabling half of them at a time to narrow down which plugin it is

Then make sure each of those plugins has a GitHub issue asking that they release a version supporting typescript-eslint v6.


For developers updating ESLint rules in plugins that still need to support typescript-eslint v5: you may need to || fall back to the old property key if the new one doesn't exist:

- node.typeParameters
+ node.typeArguments || node.typeParameters

For more context, see the Some properties named typeParameters instead of typeArguments issue, and the implementing fix: rename typeParameters to typeArguments where needed pull request.

The typescript-eslint v6 release post has more information on typescript-eslint v6.

My linting feels really slow

If you think you're having issues with performance, see our Performance Troubleshooting documentation.