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I use Vim for edit files. When I open file with .tt extension I have to use command set filetype=html in order to set syntax highlighting on for this file. How can I use this command by default automatically when I open an *.ff files in Vim?

p.s. or may be you know some good and proven vim plugins to set .tt syntax highlighting?

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Is it .tt or .ff, and what kind of (supposedly HTML-like) file type is that?! – Ingo Karkat Feb 2 '13 at 19:49
.tt is extension of template-toolkit files which may content html code too. – edem Feb 2 '13 at 20:05
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See :help new-filetype; you have some choices where to put the command (lump them together in ~/.vim/filetype.vim, or separate them in a file in ~/.vim/ftdetect/...), but it boils down to this:

au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.tt     setfiletype html
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Thank you very much for the advice! – edem Feb 2 '13 at 19:59

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