Syntax highlighting is a feature of text editors that displays text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms.

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How does vim know to syntax-color .hgrc?

With syntax on, vim syntax-highlights my ~/.hgrc file. How does vim recognize this file? How can I get vim to apply the same syntax coloring to a differently-named file?
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Gedit Syntax Highlighting

I'm trying to create a .lang file for some custom code I use. The two issues I'm stuck on are getting an entire line to highlight if it has an equals sign anywhere in it and to highlight lines that ...
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IntelliJ / WebStorm Editor Colors not showing correctly

I'm running WebStorm 10.0.2, and for an unknown reason someday my CoffeeScript code started showing only some highlighting. I have no idea of what's going on since the settings seems to be fine. ...
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What sublime text 3 language works with json like code?

Sublime Text 3 works great for editing, however it doesn't seem to have support for json like languages that use comments. For example: HCL (hashicorp language) is compatible with json, but also ...
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Mutt: let vim handle syntax highlighting when viewing plain text attachment

I use mutt for e-mail and I let vim handle plain text attachments. In my ~/.mailcap I have text/plain; view %s ; needsterminal That works fine, but it removes all syntax highlighting. I often ...
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No function name highlighting in this special case

if I write a function in the following way: int foo(int bar) {} Sublime highlights foocorrectly. However, in this case: int foo (int bar) {} foo loses all highlighting. One of the things I ...
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How to limit keyword highlighting when they appear in variable names

I imported a custom language for PL/SQL into Notepad++, and I'm trying to fine-tune the syntax highlighting. I've enabled code folding for multi-line comments, and changed the background colour on ...
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How to change syntax for a specific folder in Sublime Text 3

I write JS projects in ES5 and ES6. I installed Babel-Sublime for highlighting Babel supported code. Now, I open a .js file written in ES6, goto "View -> syntax -> Open all with current extension as : ...
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Vim-SyntaxHighlight: Custom Syntax Highlighting With Vim

I'm trying to make my own syntax highlighting for vim. I was following the instructions in here (first answer) but I need to set a group for import and pack, and another group for func, lib, group. ...
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How to make vim truly reopen a file as a cpp file?

I have a file filename.fs with C-like syntax content. Vim opens it as a Forth source, and I use :set syntax=cpp to get the correct highlighting. But later when I try to jump between words I encounter ...
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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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Printing colorful syntax highlighting to paper

I want to print out some code on paper including syntax highlighting. After some research, I found out, that I could do this in the command line with pygments and enscript, but don't know how to ...
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Vim: Change color of window counter in tab line

How do you change the color of the window counter that VIM displays in the tab bar. I'm familiar with how to set highlighting on groups, what group applies to it? Below is an image of a vim session, ...
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Customise HTML-Kit Tools syntax highlighting

I'm using HTML-Kit tools to edit a PHP site. The syntax highlighting's really helpful, but it would be good if I could edit it, specifically so that my custom functions would be highlighted (as ...
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How do I change the hilighted length of git commit-messages in vim?

I'm of the opinion that the orthodox 50-character limit on git commit messages is absolutely ridiculous. (Primarily because I think using an 80-character wide Terminal in 2015 is equally ridiculous.) ...
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how to set .vim color scheme to vim editor OS X

I downloaded some .vim color scheme files in github and moved them by sudo mv ~.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors then I wrote colorscheme ~.vim in vimrc. The original schemes already existed, are ...
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Multiple color schemes in a notepad++ text document containing multiple languages

I understand how to associate a color scheme to a certain file type, but i often run into the case where I have a shell script that is a wrapper for an SQL script. My question is can you select ...
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Vim `cpp` Syntax highlighter prematurely ends macros mid-word

FINAL EDIT: I have "manually migrated" this question to the new Vi(m) SE site: http://vi.stackexchange.com/q/2219/1060 My Vim syntax highlighter for ft=cpp is prematurely ending some macros ...
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How to configure Sublime Text 2?

So I want my Sublime Text 2 to look like this. To that end, I installed the corresponding theme and font (DejaVuSansMono). But no matter what I do, a/ the font doesn't change to what I want it to ...
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Syntax highlighting of variable interpolation in BBEdit

I'm writing PHP in BBEdit. How can I highlight variables inside strings differently from the rest of the string? For example, in "hello, $name", the $name part should have a different highlight ...
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How to permanently correct syntax highlighting after “?>”?

In Vim, I have a PHP script that contains a line similar to the following: $return = "<?xml attributes=\"values\" ?>"; Normally, the ?> characters will close an opening <?php tag, ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Column-based Language

I am working with files that have a specific character layout, i.e. bytes 1-10 bytes11-20 FirstName LastName FirstName LastName Is there anyway to specify a language that highlights or ...
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Syntax highlight in SublimeText 2

How do I get Sublime Text 2 to highlight syntax of a language? I tried everything I could find but none of that bore any fruit. Thanks
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Turning on color syntax highlighting in Emacs

I recently installed Emacs 24.3.93.1 on Cygwin. When I first opened code in it, I got a sort of black-and-white syntax highlighting - keywords were white, function names in declarations were black on ...
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creating a simple vim syntax highlighting

i have a simple sort of a database file which consists only of entries in the following format variable=value i want to create a simple vim syntax highlighting for it and set it for specific ...
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How to syntax highlight python scripts in PHP storm

I tried installing this script but then got this error message: I'm hoping for an answer that's similar to this one but for python instead of ruby.
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Notepad++ syntax highlighting sql within php file

I love Notepad++, partly because of its syntax highlighting: in a .php file, it will highlight <script> blocks as javascript, <style> blocks as css and <?php blocks as php. Ideally ...
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Vim syntax highlighting problems with Haskell

Normally vim is very good with syntax highlighting, it hasn't given me any problems with HTML, Javascript, Python, etc., but now I'm using Haskell and it doesn't want to cooperate. Here's what it ...
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How To Enable Syntax Highlighting for Nano In Windows?

I am a huge fan of the nano editor, but I can't get the syntax highlighting to work in the windows version. Is it possible to have syntax highlighting in windows?
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Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs

This is a follow-up question to Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs. I have the following face definition adapted from the definition of font-lock-warning-face in font-lock.el: ...
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Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs

I have the following (defun add-c-syntax-highlighting () (font-lock-add-keywords nil '( ("\\<\\(\\-+\\)" 1 font-lock-warning-face prepend) ("\\<\\(FIXME\\):" 1 ...
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Aptana Studio Custom File Extension Coloring

If I have a custom file extension, say '.cia' or '.fbi', how then can I open it up in Aptana with a syntax coloring scheme that I create? I've looked all over Aptana and I can add the file extension ...
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How can I properly interpret M4's $# variable without starting comment syntax in emacs?

I have the following M4 macro definition: define(`printlist',`$1`'ifelse(`$#',1,,`printlist(shift($@))')') # does begin a comment in M4 syntax, but only when it isn't preceded by a $: $# is the ...
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syntax on, syntax enable, vim

I am trying to find out how to make vim to remember the syntax enable command so I don't have to type it every time I open a new .c file. I bet there is a way, I tried looking at the documentation for ...
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Installing vim syntax highlighting for C++11\14

I have a fresh installation of Manjaro linux 0.8.10 with vim 7.4 installed, and I'm unsuccessfully trying to enable syntax highlighting for c++11/14 using the script by Michael Small (which I've been ...
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Cygwin nano syntax highlighting

I want to have basic syntax highlighting in a cygwin implementation of nano. This comment confirms for me that it's possible, but I can't find any information on how to actually make it happen.
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How to make smart highlighting case sensitive in Notepad++

According to the release notes for Notepad++ 6.1.7, the smart highlight feature has an option for being case sensitive. How do I enable the case sensitive option?
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Notepad++ Using User-Defined Language to highlight a substring

I'm working with a programming language without a proper IDE and I'm using notepad++ as my editor. I've set up a user-defined language and it's working pretty well, but I have a problem in that if ...
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Can I use Doxymacs to highlight its comments differently?

Is there a way to change the face of comment text when it's inside of Doxygen-active comment syntax? /** * long comment */ /// short comment For the second one (since it's a little easier), I've ...
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How to stop Vim markdown syntax from highlighting as italic asterisks used to denote bold?

Using Vim 7.4 on Windows in ConEmu (though I have seen the same thing on other platforms/setups), I notice that the syntax highlighting is matching the beginning and ending double-asterisks as italic ...
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The Vim documentation illustrates a “wrong way” to add comments to HTML. What's wrong with it?

The "syntax.txt" chapter in the official Vim documentation says: HTML comments are rather special (see an HTML reference document for the details), and the syntax coloring scheme will highlight all ...
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In Sublime Text 2, how do I highlight any code which is between <?php and ?>

I'm coding in php for a Wordpress project at the moment and using Sublime Text 2. It's great, however, I would love to be able to quickly see what is php and what is html (also javascript, but that is ...
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How can I trick nxml-mode into accepting <<…>> as comment syntax?

I'm using org-babel to create an XSL template and would like to use the tangling capabilities. Since as far as I'm aware <<…>> isn't valid XML anyway, I would like to add it as comment ...
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User Defined Language Notepad++

I'm stuck in defining my language in Notepad++ for syntax-highlighting. I would like to define different colors for different output files that i get from a software. The usual string is: @--MESSAGE ...
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getting yml syntax highlighting in textmate2

I ignored the prompt of textmate2 to to associate yml files with yml by mistake, and instead chose .txt. the result is no syntax highlighting and i can't figure out how to fix it. Installing and ...
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Edit vim syntax highlighting options for a specific file type

When I edit a .markdown file in vim, the highlighting looks like this: I am using a light colour scheme and the builtin vim .markdown settings (no plugins - I found them to be worse). The problem ...
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Highlight endif in vim

I'm creating a colorscheme for vim and want to give the ifand endif distinct colors. I followed the tutorial on vimcasts and have the following file "set 256 colors for gnome-terminal if $COLORTERM ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Detect syntax based on file header

How would I get Sublime Text 3 to recognize file type (i.e. set syntax and build system) based on a files header? For example: If the first line of a file was <!DOCTYPE html>, it would be ...
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Slickedit: How can I set the language of the currently open file if it has no extension?

I'm working on a file without an extension in Slickedit (over Linux). Because it has no extension, Slickedit doesn't identify what language the file is written in. Is there a way to manually define ...