The Ignoring Errors docs currently list a way of ignoring a particular error for a particular line:
example = lambda: "example" # noqa: E731
... and a way of ignoring all errors for an entire file:
# flake8: noqa from foo import unused function_that_doesnt_exist() x = 1+ 2
... and a couple of ways, either through config or through command-line options, of disabling a particular error globally across an entire project.
But what if I want to ignore a particular error across the entirety of a single file - for instance, to disable warnings about unused imports in an
__init__.py barrel file that just imports a bunch of classes so that code from other packages can import them from it in turn? The docs don"t seem to hint at any syntax for this. Is it possible?
As of Flake8 3.7.0 you can do this using the
Command line example
flake8 --per-file-ignores="project/__init__.py:F401 setup.py:E121"
Or in your config file
per-file-ignores = project/__init__.py:F401 setup.py:E121 other_project/*:W9
See the documentation here: http://flake8.pycqa.org/en/latest/user/options.html?highlight=per-file-ignores#cmdoption-flake8-per-file-ignores
It is not possible to place a
noqa comment for specific codes at the top of a file like you can for individual lines.
# flake8: noqa: F401 may at first appear to work, but it"s actually being detected as only
# flake8: noqa, which means "ignore all messages in the file".