Rule: jsdoc-format

Enforces basic format rules for JSDoc comments.

The following rules are enforced for JSDoc comments (comments starting with /**):

  • each line contains an asterisk and asterisks must be aligned
  • each asterisk must be followed by either a space or a newline (except for the first and the last)
  • the only characters before the asterisk on each line must be whitespace characters
  • one line comments must start with /** and end with */
  • multiline comments don’t allow text after /** in the first line (with option "check-multiline-start")

Helps maintain a consistent, readable style for JSDoc comments.


You can optionally specify the option "check-multiline-start" to enforce the first line of a multiline JSDoc comment to be empty.

"jsdoc-format": true
"jsdoc-format": [true, "check-multiline-start"]
  "type": "array",
  "minItems": 0,
  "maxItems": 1,
  "items": {
    "type": "string",
    "enum": [