Questions tagged [syntax-highlighting]

Syntax highlighting is the use of colours, size, typeface, or other attributes to visually indicate it has a special meaning and therefore make it easier to understand the text. For example, marking language keywords with a specific colour.

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Efficient Syntax Highlighting

I am using VIM as a note taking application and have created syntax highlighting to assist with readability. See below or the repo for all the files. syntax match Timestamp /^\d\d:\d\d \d\d[/]\d\d[/]...
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Neovim highlight syntax region inside typescript tagged template literal

I am having trouble fixing a syntax plugin for Vim. I've found a bug in a plugin that has not been touched in a fair amount of time. I want to address it myself but I believe I am lacking in a lot of ...
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Overriding highlighting style for one syntax

My colour scheme (morning) doesn't play nice with the quickfix window: I cannot read the selected item's location, because the foreground and background colours are the same. Because of this I want to ...
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I can't escape square brackets for syntax matching

I have the following code in my ini.vim: augroup HiParens autocmd! autocmd Syntax c :syn match Parens /[(){}]/ autocmd Syntax c :syn match Bracks /[\[\]]/ augroup End And highlighting is ...
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How to set syntax keywords dynamically

I'm trying to highlight the keywords for my c++ project. So what I've done is to create a file here: ~/.vim/after/syntax/cpp.vim and put some custom configuration into it. For example, putting the ...
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How to highlight class name of c++

I'm trying to configure the highlight to highlight keywords of my C++ project. Here is the content of ~/.vim/syntax/cpp.vim: syn match cCustomParen "?=(" contains=cParen,cCppParen syn match ...
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Toggle between two most recent syntax highlighting settings

I often nest one programming language within another (e.g. HTML inside python). This can be done per-language, and written items in ~/.vim/after/syntax/ for that purpose, but I don't have the patience ...
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How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors?

How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors? I am looking for two combined effects that I can acquire separately but not yet together. Set Colorscheme alone: OK. If I want highlights ...
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`.vimrc` unsuccessful in setting highlight style

1) To underline misspelled words, I can execute the following in an open buffer: :hi clear SpellBad :hi SpellBad cterm=underline :set spell 2) However, if I write in my .vimrc the first two lines, ...
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vim syntax highlight [closed]

Syntax highlighting just stopped working on my mac (v 10.14.6). I've been trying to get it back over the past 2 days with no success. I have neovim (v 0.3.8) and when I use :syntax, the command line ...
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Syntax highlighting shows a yellow bar on Windows 10

Good afternoon, I just started using the Ubuntu shell from Windows 10, and I copied my Mac .vimrc file. Everything seemed normal until these yellow bars started showing up at the end of some lines. ...
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Fold: Different highlight style for fold of each filetype

Extend of this question of fold: Fold: foldtext() for each filetype We have fold for each filetype now but each fold need different highlight style of color, because highlight is global I tried to ...
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Interactive syntax-highligting: highlight the current region only

Often enough a text file is structured as a collection of blocks or cells of some kind. E.g., slides in a Tex Beamer presentation, bibtex items, function definitions, etc. I wonder if vim can ...
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Syntax-highlighting is getting screwed when loading long markdown files on Windows

Note: this may be a Windows-only problem. The symptom has been reproduced on multiple Windows 10 machines. I find my syntax-highlighting for Markdown files (ending in .md) will fail to rander when ...
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Installing a Vim package. syntax highlighting does not turn on

I want to use the nuweb.vim extension for syntax highlighting nuweb files. Long story short, nuweb files are basically a super-set of latex files. There is added syntax and markers to embed code-...
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Syntax folder under plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim not automatically applied when filetype change?

I have a plugin under nvim/plugin/foo, but the syntax file nvim/plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim is not automatically applied when the filetype change, but if I put it under nvim/syntax/foo.vim it works I'...
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Set cursor colour different when on a highlighted word

With the current colourscheme I have been using, it is hard to find where the cursor is positioned when navigating through search results. The highlighting colour and the cursor colour are blending in ...
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ruby syntax highlighting lost on long files

With a "long" ruby file (896 lines in my case) the ruby syntax highlighting is lost when I G to the bottom of the file. Once that happens and I go back to the top with gg, the syntax highlighting ...
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How to make a syntax region stop on empty lines?

I would like to adapt this syntax file so that the formatting in VIM matches more closely what this online Markdown editor (GitLab-flavor) displays (the output on the right is relevant, this is how I ...
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Different syntax highlighting in the same file for different languages

Is there a way to use more than one syntax highlighting schemes in one file? Specifically, I'm interested in having part of a LaTeX code highlighted according to my python syntax highlighting rules:...
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Vim syntax pattern to highlight python keyword argument

I'm struggling with learning vim regexps (I don't know any other regexp very well either), so the main problem is to define regexp that would match some_function_call(simple_value, keyword=value) ...
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How to set LaTeX syntax to “ConTeXt” in vimrc

TL;DR: How do I permanently and persistently :set syntax=context for *.tex files? I've been using vim for a LaTeX project, with monokai-tasty as the colour scheme. The default syntax highlighting ...
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How to make vim syntax files look nice? [duplicate]

I often get really long lines, such as: syntax region SomeName start=/some_pattern/ end=/some other pattern/ contained contains=SomeOtherName,YetAnotherName,EvenMoreNames,More,MoreAgain,KeepsGoing,...
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Vim syntax match changes based on function type name keyword

I've written a C code syntax rule to highlight function names in function definitions as such: This is the syntax rule written in ~/.vim/syntax/c.vim: syntax match cCustomFunc /\w\+\s\+\zs\w\+(/he=e-...
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Mapping between Vim syntax highlighting and Emacs font-lock [duplicate]

I try to harmonize the colors of my Vim and Emacs. But I am not sure how to map some Emacs faces to Vim. Emacs distinguishes between keyword and builtin. In shell mode if and case are of the type ...
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Syntax highlighting region messed up by matching parentheses

For a new filetype, I was trying to make block comments in the syntax highlighting but they kept disappearing while I was moving around. I have managed to reduce it to the following. First, in the ...
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Vim syntax line matching mechanism

Can someone explain or link to valid explanation information on the syntax highlighting mechanism. In particular I am having having a hard time understanding how rules are applied. Imagine the ...
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Linking a filetype to a syntax file of a different name

I’ve created a new filetype, “usenet,” for Usenet messages. I would like files with this filetype to be highlighted exactly as if they had the “mail” filetype. Is it possible to tell Vim that I want ...
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How to stylize text between backticks ( ` ) to match text style between single/double quotes ( ' | " )?

In my vim, I'm using gruvbox. Syntax colorization is great for everything except text written between `backticks`. You'll note once backticks are used, all subsequent lines of text are green. I would ...
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How to prevent vim from highlighting random words and types

I've been trying to disable vim from highlighting random words and types for a few hours now. I've noticed vim will highlight specific types when I write python and golang programmes. Even my .vimrc ...
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Can Vim interpret terminal color escape codes?

Many CLI programs output nicely-highlighted text. While most of them check if the output is going to a file, some include the terminal escape codes. I like the output with the escape codes, but ...
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head isn't included in syntax/sh.vim

head is a common Unix/Linux executable, but it's not listed in the shell syntax highlighting configuration. In contrast, many common executables are. Specifically, its counterpart, tail, is listed. ...
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Can I use syntax highlighting on an unwritten buffer?

I pasted some code into a new, unwritten buffer in Vim. I'd like to do some quick edits on the code without saving it to a file, but it hurts my eyes to look at code without syntax highlighting. Can ...
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How to disable margin (+/!)?

Currently I installed vim addons for python. http://fisadev.github.io/fisa-vim-config/ However, I don't like the +/-/! on the margin. Does anyone know how to disable all of them? Thanks,
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Fade Rows Far From Center

I am currently using a vertical monitor for my vim setup. I absolutely love being able to view 100+ lines of code at once. My eyes can scan longer and more complicated blocks of code. However, I have ...
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No syntax highlighting in tmux

I installed tmux in iTerm 2.(Build 3.0.13) When I execute vim in tmux, syntax highlighting looks like this. But outside tmux, syntax highlighting looks fine. My $TERM inside and outside tmux is ...
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Python semantic linting [closed]

I'm currently using ALE (recently upgraded to this from syntastic) and YCM for code completion, highlighting syntax errors on-the-fly (rather than just at save time, like with syntastic), and it's ...
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CMake syntax highlighting not working as expected

For most files, Vim (terminal) is syntax highlighting properly without any issues. However, I am unable to get it to work for CMakeLists.txt: Neovim has no trouble with syntax highlighting, neither ...
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Remove costum commands from vim-spell

I recently tryed following the answer to this question: vim-spell: exclude custom LaTeX commands. To remove spelling from the inside of certain commands, I ended up adding the following to after/...
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How to edit the highlighting of the function names in c++ syntax

I want to change the highlighting of the function names inside a c++ file, here is an example As you can see in the previous picture functions names have their own color, parser(), parse(), ...
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How do I prevent vim from hiding symbols in markdown and json?

This drives me crazy, I do :set ft=text To see something, otherwise all the links disappear in markdown and quotes in JSON. How do disable this once and for all?
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vim python syntax not working (Partly)

Vim only seems to highlight comments, numbers, and imported modules. So function calls, attributes, etc are all non-highlighted. I have 'syntax on' and 'filetype plugin indent on' in my vimrc. syntax ...
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How can I make highlighting commands in .vimrc take effect immediately with Vim 7.4?

I have several highlight commands in my .vimrc file. In Vim 7.3, these took effect immediately after Vim had started. After updating to Vim 7.4, this is not the case anymore. Vim uses its default ...
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Use combining characters in concealment character

Are combining characters allowed in a concealment character? The following does not seem to work: syntax match underdot "a\." conceal cchar=ạ The underdot is U+0323. This syntax conceals a. simply ...
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How would one change the spell-checking style while preserving highlight color?

Currently when working with vim's spellcheck a word is highlighted a certain color based on the type of error it is. Instead of highlighting the erroneous word I'd like it to be underlined with the ...
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How to use vim as an error checker?

I'm transitioning to vim and I love the feature other IDEs provided in which when I wrote something with a syntax error it accuses me through a red underlining. I don't know what this type of feature ...
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markdown html-element syntax highlighting fails when line has leading spaces

For some reason, my html elements stop being highlighted when they are preceded by 4 or more spaces. I use spaces to do indentation for nested elements, so this is quite unfortunate. This only ...
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SpecialKey foreground color w/ cursorline set

In this Q&A, it's observed that there is a highlight group for CursorLineNr, which applies to the line number for the cursor line when set cursorline is on. I notice that using cursorline also ...
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Change background color of git conflict marker sections

If git is performing a 3-way merge and has a conflict it can't resolve, it marks up that area of the file like this: No unresolvable conflicts here <<<<<<< HEAD xyz ||||||| ...
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Syntax highlighting for markdown can't be set manually

If the file is named *.markdown then the highlighting works correctly. If it is named *.md then it doesn't work. Even if I type :set syntax=markdown, the highlighting doesn't turn on. With other ...