A common linting error thrown by various linters is for trailing whitespace. I most often use flake8. I generally have [pre-commit]( https://waylonwalker.com/pre-commit-is-awesome ) hooks setup to strip this, but sometimes I run into situations where I jump into a project without it, and my editor lights up with errors. A simple fix is to run this one-liner.
One-Liner to strip whitespace
git grep -I --name-only -z -e '' | xargs -0 sed -i -e 's/[ \t]\+\(\r\?\)$/\1/'
read more about pre-commit here .