I love vim's colorization of
/var/log/messages, but it only works for that – the absolute filename. It doesn't work for older rotations of messages (e.g.
/var/log/messages-20120610) or for messages files I get from other systems. How can I tweak this?
When you have the file open, you can run:
To automate this for all files called messages, put the following into
autocmd BufNewFile,BufReadPost *messages* :set filetype=messages
add a line in
au BufNewfile,BufRead messages-* set filetype=messages