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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How to change one syntax behaviour in vim

The shebang line has an annoying background color, how to change it to have the same color of comments. This is a Haskell file.
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Syntax highlighting (contains, contained) of only the first match

I think it is possible but can not figure how one can highlight only the first match of contained syntax? syn clear syntax cluster TitleParts contains=TitleNum,TitleType,TitleRest syntax match ...
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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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Multiline regular expression excluding characters

I am designing a syntax rule (for R code) that highlights if I do not start a function with a curly all by itself. For example, A <- function(x, y){ would be match but I do ...
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Why do windows not have syntax after split?

I am trying to create my own C++ environment inside of VIM. So far, this is my setup when I run $ vim ~/shape.cpp: for example: As you can see, only NERDTree has full syntax highlighting (which isn'...
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Fixing pug syntax highlighting

Update I've managed to get the top part of the file fixed with syn region pugJavascriptLine start=/^\s*-/ end=/$/ contains=@htmlJavascript from this programmer: https://github.com/digitaltoad/vim-pug/...
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define two syntax regions with same pattern

I try to extend the cmake syntax highlighting by our in-house cmake functions. For this I drafted a file to be saved in ~/.vim/after/syntax/cmake.vim, such that one extends the default cmake syntax ...
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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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Syntax highlighting of key = value pairs

I "inherited" a custom syntax script and I want to update it since it's a little out of date. The text file for which the syntax highlighting is written contains several blocks like this: {Group1 ...
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Visual Select highlighting not working anymore

The issue My custom highlighting styles for Visual mode selection of text is not as it was. It use to be yellow background with black text. Now it is just underlined. Environment vim 8.0 term, not ...
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Disable highlighting for tex files with texvim

I want to use vimtex and enable highlighting for all filetypes, except tex files. For tex files I explicitly want to disable highlighting. How could I do that? Important: The solution should allow ...
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Does `hi link XXX Normal` provide any benefits?

Does hi link XXX Normal provide any benefits? For example the syntax file included by default syntax/vim.vim includes the line: hi def link vimUserFunc Normal This often conflicts with CursorLine ...
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Syntax highlight works for gvim but not for terminal vim

I am new to vim and I want to code in vim. I have installed the necessary plugins for syntax highlighting JSX in TypeScript and everything works fine for GUI version of Vim but not for terminal-based ...
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Priority highlighting

In my code, something like #include <whatever> is highlighted: #include (which belongs to the group 'cInclude') in pink; and <whatever> (belonging to the group 'cIncluded') in red. (Edit:...
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How can I turn off syntax highlighting for one specific element?

I'm editing pandoc markdown text with inline math. Since that uses underscores, vim will helpfully highlight everything after the first underscore, but there will be no matching one. How can I turn ...
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Syntax highlighting in consecutive single-line comments

I'd like to have rich syntax highlighting (using, say, markdown syntax) inside (single-line) comments (as is done in Rust). For now, I'm using the following code, which is not satisfactory. syn ...
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Re-sync _folds_ from start

Vim has a handy feature in :syntax sync fromstart which allows me to fix syntax highlighting when it gets confused during an extended editing session. I map it to <leader>ss (reSync from Start) ...
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Installed and set colorscheme but method puts and print not working on ruby

Yesterday, I Installed vim and some colorscheme like gruvbox, monokai, molokai. I set it in ~/.vimrc and turned on the syntax highlight, everything work well on HTML but in ruby files (.rb) it still ...
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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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How to conceal Markdown syntax per-word, rather than per-paragraph?

I want to use Vim to write markdown in a sort-of-WYSIWYG manner (for use with an audience). For example, typing **Bold** should display Bold in bold font, with the asterisks automatically hidden as ...
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How to apply a custom highlight file?

I'm playing with Vim highlight, so I made the following (syntax.vim): hi Comment ctermfg=DarkGray hi LineNR ctermfg=DarkGray hi CursorLineNR ctermfg=Red hi String ctermfg=Gray hi PreProc ctermfg=...
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How to change Operator highlight color in Vim?

I just switched to iTerm2 on macOS and found some of its options go to Vim as well. That's the case for fonts, I was able to select a Vim font that I like from iTerm options. It seems iTerm color ...
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Avoid highlighting defined by 'matchadd' in comments

I want the piece of text std::string to be highlighted in vim according to the style defined in 'Type'. I can do that with :call matchadd('Type','std::string') It works. However, std::string is also ...
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vim word boundaries in syntax files

I have a syntax file with the following definitions: syn keyword pythonBuiltinFunc __import__ abs all any \ bin bool bytearray ...
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How to get 50 char long warning color highlight in vim gitcommit message without fugitive

I'm using vim-fugitive. However, I'm using a black and white colorscheme. So, I don't see any warning for the 50 char long subject line of git commit message. I want to know how I can add a highlight ...
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How to copy text with syntax highlighting?

Want a simple way, like notepad++ plugin: NppExport - Export to RTF, to copy selected text with syntax highlighting. Notepad++, NppExport, Export to RTF example: Select text Copy RTF Paste ...
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Syntax - Match word based on a previous match

I want to highlight all words that have been matched in another syntax region. Using something similar to regex capture groups, for example given a file: {highlightme} asda asasd asd asd as ...
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Setting syntax in ftplugin

I’m trying to set the syntax of Processing files (*.pde) to java with a ftplugin. .vim/ after/ ftdetect/ pde.vim ftplugin/ processing.vim In after/ftdetect/pde.vim I ...
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Highlight `SquishedCommas`, except at end of line

Following up on this question on how to highlight commas not followed by a space; the accepted answer provides a nice solution for problems like: func(a, b,c,d) But it also highlights commas at the ...
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Syntax highlight Markdown formulas using LaTeX highlighting

I often write non-trivial mathematical formulas inside Markdown documents, and having them syntax-highlighted would really help. In Markdown, LaTeX math formulae are denoted: $x^2$ and $$x^2$$, and ...
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Can't get syntax highlighting rule to work

I'm trying to add this rule: syn match Keyword /{+.*+}/ If I open a plain text file and run the above as a command, it works: stuff like {+ asdf +} gets highlighted as a keyword. However, if I add ...
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Color Stuff Inside Braces in a Desired Way With a Trigger

Suppose I have \frac{stuff}{matter} somewhere in a file I am editing. And I want to change stuff and matter. So at the trigger of a command, I'd like to see the following take place: stuff gets ...
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Highlight block of injected code [duplicate]

windows 10/ gvim 1-1802. I use Javascript and there are sometimes blocks of HTML code that need to be inside a particular region that can be indicated by """, for example . I have a similar ...
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Highlight arbitrary rectangular regions

Is it possible to highlight specific and arbitrary rectangles in a buffer? I want to implement a code scope highlight that groups code into a hierarchy of boxes. here is my mockup that I made: ...
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E518: Unknown option: termguicolors

This thing is driving me nuts I'm trying to setup vim on my co-workers computer, and this is my .vimrc file everytime I run vim I get this error Error detected while processing /Users/toters/.vimrc:...
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Check a simple html file with ale

Install ale with pathogen. cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone https://github.com/w0rp/ale.git My setting for ale in .vimrc. let g:ale_sign_column_always = 1 let g:ale_set_highlights = 0 The target html ...
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Interactively check given string highlight group

We can get highlight group information by the following command :hi[ghlight] {group-name} But is it possible to get this information by given keyword? Something like this : syn match Integer '\d\+'...
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hidden highlight selection when search with * or # is active [duplicate]

Using the * key searches for the word under the cursor. Use # to do the same, backwards. When search is active, all instances of word appears highlighted. I want to know if is possible to remove the ...
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Disable vimdiff syntax highlighting

I have syntax off at the end of my nvim.init file, but no matter how hard I try there is always diffsplit coloring. I would like to disable it because I guess (Neo)vim is very slow with syntax ...
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How do I stop vim from higlighting uncessary words in PHP

I have this issue with my vim setup, where some words get highlighted unnecessarily. The image below shows an example. The words not and to where highlighted but there's no reason for them to be. How ...
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How can I make syntax highlighting files more readable and maintainable?

Vim uses regular expressions for syntax highlighting. Often maintaining these can become rather unwieldy. For example: syn match goVarAssign /\v[_.[:alnum:]]+(,\s*[_.[:alnum:]]+)*\ze(\s*([-^+|^\/%&...
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How to add a new colorscheme syntax keyword

I'm trying to create a new custom colorscheme and syntax highlighting. I have copied some examples into ~/.vim/colors/ and ~/.vim/syntax with new names inside for the scheme. All the basics work ...
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Isolate a matched virtual column ruler to the cursorline only?

I'd like to add ruler marks/virtual columns along the lines of matchadd('ColorColumn', '\%81v', 100) while restricting their display to the cursorline. Any ideas ?
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Highlight whole todo comment line

I'm still learning Vim and making small customizing on it. I'm struggling a bit to create a custom style/syntax highlight which would highlight the whole todo line. So in the picture instead of having ...
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Using set listchars, what are 'extends' and 'precedes'?

Searching for a solution to show hidden characters, I found the example, :set listchars=eol:$,tab:>-,trail:~,extends:>,precedes:< :set list What are extends and precedes? I expected a ...
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concealing the start and end pattern in syntax region

I'm trying to learn multi line highlighting and have managed to get the following working syntax region myMinusStart start=/^\s\+zzzz / end=/^\s\+qqqq / concealends But the concealends is not hiding ...
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Is there a way to use cpp.doxygen syntax file and my own cpp.vim syntax file?

At the bottom of my file, I'd to have something like this: // vim: syntax=cpp.doxygen Only, when I do that, it breaks my auto-load of my own cpp.vim. au BufNewFile,BufReadPost *.cpp so $...
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Backreference for syntax region

I am trying to improve Vim's syntax highlighting for YAML files. YAML supports long string literals that begin with either a ">" or "|", like this: keyA: > A string literal that spans ...
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Use blank line as end for one region and as start of another

I want to syntax highlight a header region in custom style and a body region with the existing markdown style: Title: Test Note Id: 147648d8-8680-4847-8f50-dd4a67f870b5 Created-At: 2018-02-26 22:44:...
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How do I change the regex for a single syntax highlighting match?

When I'm writing Latex files in vim, the syntax highlighting recognizes \newcommand as the start of a new command environment, but not \newcommand*. Digging into the syntax file, it seems that to fix ...