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Questions tagged [syntax-highlighting]

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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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 font-lock-warning-...
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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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How to set syntax enable permanently in Vim

How do I make Vim to remember the syntax enable (or syntax on) command, so I don't have to type it every time I open a new file?
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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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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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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 is ...
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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 ...
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Importing pygments' highlighting to vim

Usually, vim does very good job in highlighting, using the packaged syntax files. Unfortunately, it does bad job with MySQL. At first, I looked everywhere for a better MySQL vim syntax file, with no ...
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Text editor for exporting syntax-highlighted code in html format [closed]

Long time along I used to export syntax-highlighted code from a certain text editor on the linux platform. The idea is that it maps all the syntax-highlighting, like color, boldness, italics, indent, ...
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Why none of the rainbow parentheses plugins work with filetype=php?

I've tried a dozen rainbow plugins. They all work, until i open a php file or set filetype=php. Then I get parentheses with the same color in that buffer. what is the reason for this? I tried ...
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Syntax highlighting for emails

I'm once in a while sending raw code to customers. Is there a tool which adds (inline) styles to code, so that it is easier to read for my customers? A tool which works for gmail and other web-based (...
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In Vim, why does searching “/A\n\zsB” work, but not syntax highlighting “:syn match Statement 'A\n\zsB'”?

Assume the following text file: A B Or in other words, a file containing only the string A\nB. Let's see if I can match any B preceded by A and a newline. Simple enough. I can do this sucessfully ...
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objective-c syntax highlighting for vim

I would like to have an excellent syntax highliter for obj-c that matches or beats the one in my xcode.. I've installed base16 through yadr, and i've also installed cocoa.vim to have better syntax ...
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MS Word custom style displays white separator lines

I am trying to setup a custom style within MS Word 2013 that would display code snippets. So far everything is alright, except there are white separator lines on every 2nd line. I have searched quite ...
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Copy Sublime Syntax from one theme to another

I like to use Sublime Text 2, but the theme I use (Pastels on Dark) doesn't have the syntax for certain key words in C#. As I understand it the theme is linked to the syntax (or visa versa) Below are ...
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How do I disable syntax checking for a specific file extension?

I recently installed Dreamweaver CS6, and I'm having a problem when modifying a JSON file. No matter what I type, even the simplest, clearly valid JSON string, it keeps saying there is a syntax error ...
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VIM - How to change color of if, else, endif, for and endfor statements

I just Django html so I have the normal html tags as well as the if, else, endif, for and endfor statements. I use a customized version of the colorscheme called slate. There is a line in the ...
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VIM - in colorscheme file, how to have different colours depending on what the syntax is?

I use VIM and I want I use my own customized slate colorscheme (slate-mine.vim). In slate-mine.vim, is there a way for me to do something like if syntax == django html then apply the following ...
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Editing the htmldjango.vim file

I like htmldjango.vim syntax highlighting except for a few things. 1) It highlights all variables (whatever starts with {{ or {% and ends with }} or %}) white and gives it a red font. I want all ...
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creating a basic html vim syntax file

I use vim and type a lot of Django html code and I don't like the htmldjango.vim or html.vim highlighting syntax. I decided I should just create my own basic syntax highlighting for Django html. All I ...
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Intellij 12+: is there a way to set default code style?

I work with a lot of javascript files that are not suffixed by ".js", so Intellij renders no code style at all (no coloration or auto-complete) unless I put <script> tags around the code (which ...
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vim - how to treat three quotations in a row as a comment rather than a string

I use python and in python, three quotation marks in a row """ or ''' signify a block-comment, and a normal comment is just a hashtag. (#) I want comments to be colored grey and strings to be ...
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Syntax Highlighting in Adobe InDesign

Is there a way to get syntax highlighting for Ruby into InDesign? I found a few examples for how this might work with GREP and HTML, but for any other language you had to define every element yourself ...
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Syntax highlighting in ssh sessions

I should really like to have my ssh sessions do syntax highlighting of configurations et al. of the output from my remote embedded devices. The devices cannot in any way output anything but flat text. ...
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*live* vim syntax highlighting on stdout?

I want to have some program's output colorized as it apperas on terminal. I know that utility named highlight does the this. But: it has a limited set of built-in language support, and I want ...
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Removing one type of highlighting in Intellij Idea

How to remove this type of highlighting in Intellij Idea?
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Automatically use specific language in Notepad++ for files with no extension

Specifically, I want NPP to remember to use Ruby syntax highlighting whenever I open a Vagrantfile. These don't have an extension, and I tried adding "Vagrantfile" to the user extensions in the style ...
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Better markdown syntax highlighting in sublime 2

The markdown syntax highlighting in sublime text is fairly mediocre. Even when I install the markdown extended package it's still mostly displayed as plain white text. When I search Markdown....
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gvim how to change exisitng colorscheme's syntax colors?

I use gvim and the color scheme which I use is called 'slate'. I mostly just code in python, html and css and I like slate's syntax coloring except for a few syntax colors. Is it possible for me to ...
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how to turn off gvim error highlighting?

I use gvim as my text editor and the syntax coloring is great except it highlights "errors" and gives it a white background with red font. How do I turn off error highlighting? I find it annoying and ...
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gvim how to remove word highlighting

Okay so I am using the 'slate' color scheme in gvim and it is really great and I like it a lot except recently I have starting working with html and css files and for some reason, it starts ...
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SecureCRT and Nice PHP/JS Syntax Highlighting: How To Configure?

I'm running SecureCRT using Windows 7. After googling a bit the VanDyke results came up, but I want to get it so instead of just a black background with all green text (sure it's better than the ...
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Nano syntax highlighting on Mac OSX not working

I installed the Macports version of the nano text editor sudo port install nano +colors and now i have all the syntax highlighting nanorc files ls /opt/local/share/nano drwxr-xr-x 31 root admin ...
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How to interrupt emacs when control-g does not work in very large files?

I've run into some kind of O(n^2) or worse behavior when viewing very large (e.g. 128MB) files in Emacs and jumping to the end of the file. I think it may have to do with my coloring algorithm to ...
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Toggle Syntax highlighting in Notepad++

I am running into speed-issues for big files, whose extension is recognized by Notepad++ which will be syntax-highlighted. Is there a Shortcut or option to assign keys to toggle Syntax-Highlighting in ...
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Better syntax highlighting for Java in Vim?

I've found Vim to have fantastic syntax highlighting with my preferred color schemes for Ruby and Python, but whenever I need to write Java code, it's like I haven't even turned on highlighting in the ...
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Is there any way to change Bitbucket code highlighting

I like the code coloring in Github so that keywords gets highlighted when view source code. But in Bitbucket i see very light color and almost no diff between codes , keywords etc. very bad color ...
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How do I turn off quoted string coloring in emacs 24.3.1

If I edit any random text file in GNU emacs 24.3.1 in fundamental mode, it tries to match quotes and change the color of the text between them. This is fine if the file contains English text, but I'm ...