Strip Trailing Whitespace from Git projects

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A common linting error thrown by various linters is for trailing whitespace. I most often use flake8. I generally have [pre-commit]( ) 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/'

pre-commit article

read more about pre-commit here .