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Color filenames according to $LS_COLORS in vim

I'm writing a simple vim syntax file for random note takings for work. I would like to color filenames according to $LS_COLORS. I can prefix a filename in the notes file with something random, like '·'...
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VIM run hardcopy commands on file ALREADY OPENED by another VIM

I adopted printing solution from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/20448/9689 : vim -c 'hardcopy > /path/to/saved.ps' -c 'quit' /path/to/file Problem is, when I have this file opened in VIM and I ...
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Syntax highlighting combinations of strings and comments in nano

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it possible to configure syntax highlighting in .nanorc so that in the following text ... Dim s$ = "foo ' bar" ' bar "foo" ... the ...
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urxvt syntax highlight doesn't work when using neovim and vim

how do I get vim or nvim to show syntax highlights when usingh urxvt as my emulator? echo XTERM prints rxvt-unicode-256color and I am using rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v9.22 on Arch. I also have Termite ...
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Assign XML highlighting to a file extension in gedit by default

I am working on a new project that saves data in an XML format but does not use the XML file extension. As such, whenever I open the file in gedit I have to go and set the manually set the highlight ...
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Can I add a shebang to crontab with no ill consequences?

This might be considered abuse by some, but perhaps I (and others) can learn something here. I'm using vscode and recently when editing a crontab file I was annoyed that there was no syntax ...
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How do I get source highlighting via source-highlight for most?

I can get source highlighting to work with lesspipe or GNU source-highlight, but both depend on environment variables that are specific to less. How would I get syntax highlighting in most?
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Adding a new file extension for Kate syntax highlighting did not work as expected

I want to get Kate to highlight files ending in .jinja2 as html. As described here, I tried adding *.jinja2 to the markdown/html mime type using settings, but even after closing/reopening Kate, the ...
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cat alternative with syntax highlighting [duplicate]

I am looking for a program like cat but with syntax highlighting. As an example I would like to display the content of one of my Python script highlighted in the terminal without using a pager like we ...
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ZSH Path Autocompletion Highlight

In ZSH, when I'm trying to cd into a directory and use tab to get the list of directories, some of them have this very bright green highlight. I noticed that the background highlight is the same as ...
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Geany: Ruby comments in erb.html break the syntax highlighting

I use Geany (v1.123.1), my favourite text editor for code editing, as it's nice and simple. One thing which it doesn't do right is the syntax highlighting of comments, in erb files (a type of ruby ...
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Xed : highlight selected text occurences?

I'm using Gnome Xed text editor. Is there a way to auto select all occurrences of currently selected-text across the document. If Xed cant do it, what other linux text editor can do it ? How ?
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How can I change lesspipe's color scheme?

When I less /some/file.ext, I get syntax highlighting by /usr/bin/lesspipe. Unfortunately, the colors are annoying and have poor visibility on my distro, by default - it's Devuan 3.0. My question: ...
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Customizing source-highlight's color schemes?

The source-highlight package is installed on my system. It highlights files I view with less using /usr/bin/lesspipe and LESSOPEN environment variable. Now, I want to change the color scheme this ...
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Nano - highlight trailing whitespaces

I use nano as my standard editor for a file type it has no build in syntax-highlighting for LilyPond. It is nothing I really need, though I'm missing out quite a lot of white-space characters at the ...
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Readline-style bracket highlighting in Zsh

Sometimes I write a long command in Zsh, or rather, a Zsh command ending with a long string literal containing code for another language like R or Perl, and I lose track of my parentheses, square ...
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Debian editor with syntax highlight for DOT language

I'm looking for a Debian editor with syntax highlight for the DOT language.
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Why the result of "dir" doesn't have highlighting?

I'm on Oracle Linux. [root@ol76 systemd]# cat /etc/*release* Oracle Linux Server release 7.6 NAME="Oracle Linux Server" VERSION="7.6" ID="ol" VARIANT="Server" VARIANT_ID="server" VERSION_ID="7.6" ...
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How to turn on syntax highlighting for vi/vim?

Running a minimal ISO of CentOS_7 I've tried writing a .sh script using vi but can't get syntax highlighting to work. Pressing escape and typing :syntax on as shown in articles like this one are not ...
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High lighting a word in vim/bash

While I was working on the terminal (mac os) I pressed wrong combo then the 'def' word highlightend. I found it is very useful. How to turn on and turn off highlight on a word? (shortcut key, no ...
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Whois queries with color output

Is there an easy way to make whois queries from the terminal have syntax coloring in the output so it would be easier to read? Something basic like coloring NOT FOUND in red, and field names and ...
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Syntax highlighting in Vim turned on for user, but off for root

I noticed that when I open a file like ~/.bashrc in Vim as root, the syntax highlighting (SH) when editing a bash script as normal user (blue for comments, orange for keywords, red for numbers, etc.) ...
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Using a bash array in an awk and also quoted variable: conflicting syntax issue

I have a script the aim of which is: For a list of files, obtain a specific number for each file (this is sequencing data, to be specific) and store these into array1 Using array1, find the smallest ...
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Highlighting in vim: distinguish the lines with comment delimiter followed by special string

Highlighting in vim: distinguish the lines with comment delimiter followed by special string In some cases, for example with the scripts for HPC clusters, when using SGE, TORQUE or Slurm we can have ...
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How to enable syntax highlighting in ranger preview?

I have seen some screenshots where ranger uses syntax-highlighting in its preview window. So I was wondering how to enable this feature and found out that I need the scope.sh file in the directory /...
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How can I get syntax highlighting on CronTab when using Nano as Editor?

Ubuntu, RaspBian and FreeBSD offer the user to choose editor on first crontab -e execution, so I selected Nano Editor. But syntax highlighting seems not be enabled. I tried the same parameter I use ...
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Setting Vim to use shell syntax for dotfiles?

I am creating multiple files (.school_aliases and .git_aliases) to put my aliases in for organization. However, Vim doesn't highlight syntax for these files automatically like for .bashrc or ....
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How can I run the syntax-highlighting.sh command for cgit to check it works properly?

The syntax highlighting option in a cgit installation is no working properly and I want to see if it will run properly from the command line if all the necessary parameters are present. The option in ...
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Vim -- Syntax highlighting depending on whether whole line is commented

Is it possible to have vim highlight folds differently depending on whether every line in a fold is only comments or whitespace? In that case, how?
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What settings to change on my local machine for syntax highlighting on all remote machines?

There are a large number of not very helpful answers on this question all over the place. I have tried several. Some would require me to change settings on each remote machine I access. Some promised ...
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OpenWrt Linino - Enable syntax highlighting in nano

I'm running Linino on my Arduino Yun and I'm trying to enable Python syntax highlighting when using nano. I've looked under /usr/share but there's no nano folder there. Ctrl+G from inside nano just ...
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vim - highlight for loop iterator

how can I highlight the iterator of a for loop? for example, in: for (int iter=0; iter<test; iter++) array[iter][5] = array2[iter] & (array[iter] < test2) end I want every instance of ...
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Shell - Customize the color of each line of a log file based on a pattern [duplicate]

I would like to change the way I display a big (~6000 lines) log file using wim, less or whatever, in order to simplify the problem checking. I'd like to highlight some line of the log based on a ...
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Custom syntax highlighting misbehaving in gedit

For gedit, I'm creating a custom syntax highlighter for a markup-like language that I created to accomplish some natural language manipulation stuff, so I thought I'd get started with the simple ...
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What can bash do: syntax highlighting, git info prompt and autocomplete based on the middle of a word?

I'm using prezto framework for zsh and started wondering if I really need zsh. Main features I really enjoy are: syntax highlighting for commands, fancy prompt when in a git repository and the ...
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Diff patch output saved to a file. How to see it syntax-colored?

I have a folder with subfolders that contains text files. Every now and then I run a script that makes a copy of that folder tree and then creates a new one with fresh info. After that, having the ...
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command line tool to reserve code high light in output file?

For example, when using ack to search code in source files, the output is high lighted. But if you pipe the output into a local file, you lose the code high light. Do we have a command line tool to ...
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How to set default syntax highlighting in Kate

By default when a new document is opened in Kate, the highlighting is set to normal, i.e. none. Is there any way to change this behavior, with a result that when a new "untitled" document is opened C ...
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vim: Force specific syntax via command-line argument

When I want to easily read my PostgreSQL schema, I dump it to stderr and redirect it to vim: pg_dump -h localhost -U postgres dog_food --schema-only | vim - This gives: vim does not have a syntax ...
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Syntax highlighting in the terminal

Lots of programming-oriented editors will colorize source code. Is there a command that will colorize source code for viewing in the terminal? I could open a file with emacs -nw (which opens in the ...
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disable cursor color in putty client ssh terminal when in vi

I use putty.exe in windows 7 to connect to my Linux system. I use vi. I would like the cursor in vi to remain white all the time, and not change to green or blue around my if statement { } brackets ...
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No zsh-syntax-highlighting within tmux

I experience proper zsh-syntax-highlighting (see here) when first opening a shell session, but as soon as I enter tmux, the syntax highlighting no longer appears. I found this Github issue ...
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VIM with Python - Multiple # do not get colored as a comment

Something changed on my system and now VIM screws up syntax highlighting of commented lines. This makes having 'debug' lines very difficult as it looks like the line is still active based on the ...
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syntax highlghting in vim

I have text files which have extensions *.sc. So to make syntax highlighting for some of the keywords in that type of text files I created ~/.vim/syntax/sc.cim. Below is the file content. user $ cd ~/...
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Why does nano sometimes show colors over SSH?

Typically when I'm editing a small file over SSH I'll just open up nano. I look at my apache2 access.log a good bit. Since I don't have fail2ban or anything enabled on this box, I typically look at ...
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.bashrc file syntax error near unexpected token `('

I have been using the following lines in my bashrc file for quite some time now and suddenly now I have an error. Here are the lines: make() { /usr/bin/make "$@" 2>&1 | sed -E -e "s/...
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How to create a Kate highlight syntax to CSV files

I'm working with CSV files and I'm using vim because of the rainbow csv plugin that makes the editing easier: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4598 But I prefer using Kate and as I ...
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Color syntax highlighting working on one system but not the others. Same nanorc file

I'm trying to set my color syntax highlighting in nano, but it doesn't work as expected. One system everything works. This is an Fedora 21 laptop. Two systems everything I've tried except man ...
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How to chain multiple LESSOPEN scripts?

Linux distributions nowadays have a default LESSOPEN set to /usr/bin/lesspipe which allows one to easily inspect e.g. zipped files or PDF files. Now I wanted to see whether I can add syntax ...
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.jsf syntax highlighting file (for joe editor)

I am trying to modify the .jsf syntax highlighting file for the joe editor /usr/share/joe/syntax/ini.jsf. This file contains rules for highlithing/coloring ini files. For ini files, anything after ";" ...