Rule: indent

Enforces indentation with tabs or spaces.

Rationale

Using only one of tabs or spaces for indentation leads to more consistent editor behavior, cleaner diffs in version control, and easier programmatic manipulation.

Config

One of the following arguments must be provided:

  • spaces enforces consistent spaces.
  • tabs enforces consistent tabs.

A second optional argument specifies indentation size:

  • 2 enforces 2 space indentation.
  • 4 enforces 4 space indentation.

Indentation size is required for auto-fixing, but not for rule checking.

Examples
"indent": [true, "spaces"]
"indent": [true, "spaces", 4]
"indent": [true, "tabs", 2]
Schema
{
  "type": "array",
  "items": [
    {
      "type": "string",
      "enum": [
        "tabs",
        "spaces"
      ]
    },
    {
      "type": "number",
      "enum": [
        2,
        4
      ]
    }
  ],
  "minLength": 0,
  "maxLength": 5
}