In a small (9 kloc) webapp I’m working on occasionally I typically use eslint (or similar) to detect unused code and stylelint to find unused CSS. Having zero issues reported is part of the automatic tests that I run on all code before it’s pushed to git. However, I just found a whole unused file in my project which these linters did not warn me about. Luckily, I also found a good way to detect unused files in my pre-push quality check script: the unused-webpack-plugin webpack plugin.

To use it, install unused-webpack-plugin as a dev dependency and then add something like this to your

const UnusedWebpackPlugin = require('unused-webpack-plugin')

module.exports = {
  ... ,
  plugins: [

    new UnusedWebpackPlugin({
      directories: [path.join(__dirname, 'src/client')],
      exclude: ['*.test.js'],
      root: __dirname,
      failOnUnused: true,