ShellCheck VS neomake

Compare ShellCheck vs neomake and see what are their differences.


ShellCheck, a static analysis tool for shell scripts (by koalaman)


Asynchronous linting and make framework for Neovim/Vim (by neomake)
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ShellCheck neomake
215 3
27,552 2,526
- 0.8%
8.5 3.6
17 days ago 3 months ago
Haskell Vim Script
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ShellCheck. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-24.


Posts with mentions or reviews of neomake. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • Create syntax checker vim plugin for a new Programming language
    3 projects | | 7 Oct 2021
    I want to create a new vim syntax checker for a new programming language that is not used widely, first i tried to read the code of the follwing plugins neomake, syntastic , and Ale in order to understand how i can build my own syntax checker plugin but i could not really get it so i just want know what is the best and easy way to create syntax checker plugin for vim
  • Show HN: LunarVim – An opinionated, extensible, and fast IDE layer for Neovim
    6 projects | | 10 Sep 2021
    Slightly OT, but does anyone have tips for running nvim with docker?

    Typically my vim runs in an environment where I won't necessarily have all interpreters and linters installed. I run my apps, e.g. rails, in a docker container together with ruby etc. Other apps use JS, or python etc. But my dev box won't have all those directly installed. Not to mention using different versions.

    I kinda managed to hack neomake[0] to run rubocop via docker-compose, but it wasn't easy and not all linters support something like this... What's the best way to solve this? add (neo)vim to each app docker container that I use? Or is there some trick to let it access all those dockerized interpreters/linters?


  • Config to edit bash scripts with fancy LSP features, linting and formatting
    7 projects | | 17 Jun 2021
    Does anybody have such? Maybe you could share your experience? I use coc.nvim. My eyes fell on these 3 tools. The first one is language server and it has coc extensions coc-sh. But others are not so I am not sure which vim plugin should I use to hook them up: besides diagnostic-languageserver there are syntastic and neomake - bash-language-server - shellcheck - shfmt

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ShellCheck and neomake you can also consider the following projects:

bash-language-server - A language server for Bash

efm-langserver - General purpose Language Server

syntastic - Syntax checking hacks for vim

ale - Check syntax in Vim asynchronously and fix files, with Language Server Protocol (LSP) support

sh - A shell parser, formatter, and interpreter with bash support; includes shfmt

proot - An chroot-like implementation using ptrace.

diagnostic-languageserver - diagnostic language server integrate with linters

ohmyzsh - 🙃 A delightful community-driven (with 2,000+ contributors) framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 300+ optional plugins (rails, git, macOS, hub, docker, homebrew, node, php, python, etc), 140+ themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community.

PowerShell - PowerShell for every system!

babashka - Native, fast starting Clojure interpreter for scripting

stan - 🕵️ Haskell STatic ANalyser

vim-sayonara - :japanese_goblin: Sane buffer/window deletion.