I'm getting the following error when trying to JsPrettier my js and jsx code.

Prettier reported the following error(s):

[warn] Ignored unknown option --html-whitespace-sensitivity=css. [error] Error: Couldn't resolve parser "babel"

I've reinstalled both plugins now and am still getting the same error. Currently working in a project with create-react-app.

JsPrettier version 1.24.0 Sublime version 3.1.1

These are my Babel settings:

  "debug": false,
  "use_local_babel": true,
  "node_modules": {
    "windows": "C:/Program Files/nodejs/node_modules",
    "linux": "/usr/lib/node_modules",
    "osx": "/usr/local/lib/node_modules"
  "options": {}

Is there a way to point JsPrettier to Babel? I'm not sure how exactly Sublime, Babel and Prettier all interact with each other. I'm guessing its just a matter of telling JsPrettier where the babel parser is?

Thanks in advance!

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    I have this same issue. I dont see a node_modules in that path listed in my babel settings though. Did you recently update npm? I'm wondering if the modules have moved – Abby Jan 30 '19 at 21:00
  • If I set the syntax of a file to plaintext then try autosave, prettier works correctly. Does it do the same for you? – Abby Jan 30 '19 at 21:09

Note: If you want to use the local install of prettier in your project, omit the -g from all commands

First, update your global version of prettier: npm update -g prettier

npm list -g prettier now gives me prettier@1.16.2

Now update your JsPrettier User settings (Sublime Text > Preferences > Package Settings > JsPrettier > Settings - User) and set the "prettier_cli_path" to point at your global bin

// JsPrettier.sublime-settings
  "prettier_cli_path": "/Users/abby/.nvm/versions/node/v10.14.1/bin/prettier",

(Check what the correct path is by running npm root -g and update it to the prettier bin)

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  • Thank you Abby! Worked perfectly! I switched to yarn and that was the issue. – Taylor N Jan 31 '19 at 15:12

FYI: Similar error in a slightly different setting.

JsPrettier ERROR 

Prettier reported the following error(s):

[error] Error: Couldn't resolve parser "babel"

Process finished with exit code 1

I have the prettier package installed locally also in our project, as specified in the package.json file.

I found it's of a quite old version. So I updated it and then error is gone.

$ yarn remove prettier
$ yarn add prettier -D
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