Hi I'm a new vim user (1 week), I just switched my color scheme to monokai, however a point let me dissatisfied, c++ namespaces are not highlighted. I tried :

hi namespace guifg=[my color]


hi Namespace guifg=[my color]

without any results.

Does anyone know a way around ?

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    Welcome to Vi and Vim! You’ll need to know the correct highlighting group to override. There are a plethora of plugins to help with this (my own github.com/benknoble/vim-synstax being one of them).
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:19
  • Thanks !!! I'm gonna take a look ;)
    – 4rklog
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:29
  • Great that was exactly what I was looking for !!!
    – 4rklog
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:36
  • Np! Please self-answer if you were able to solve your problem to help future users :)
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:36
  • I did, but a need to wait two days to validate.
    – 4rklog
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:39

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The identifier was cppSTLnamespace. Thanks to @D.Ben Knoble for his plugin!

The full command is

hi cppSTLbamespace guifg=...

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