I'm using the Jellybeans vim colorscheme but it doesn't highlight any escape characters. For example if I'm using C++ and have the following...

std::string word = "hello\n";

... the whole string literal will be of the same color. However I'd like to have the \n escape character to be a different color in the literal so it stands out more when I'm programming.

How can I go about this? Preferably I'd like to modifiy the jellybeans.vim color file to achieve this.



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By modifying the line (line 406)...

call s:X("Special","799d6a","","","Green","")

in the jellybeans.vim file you can change the escape character color in strings. Simply replace 799d6a with the hex color code you want the escape character to be.

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