I currently have the setting set colorcolumn enabled in my config file, and I have found out that I can change it using highlight ColorColumn guibg=#hexcode. I want the coloring of the column to match the color of my line numbering. So, how do I check the coloring of my line number?

I am using Neovim on a mac terminal if this is relevant.

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The highlight group used for line numbers is named LineNr, so you can use the following command to inspect its current setting:

:hi LineNr

Additionally, if you want to use the same settings for both, you can link the two groups, with:

:hi clear ColorColumn
:hi link ColorColumn LineNr

See :help :hi-link for more details on linking highlight groups.


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