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Re: Re: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts

by knowmad (Monk)
on Jun 12, 2003 at 00:56 UTC ( #265238=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts
in thread Editing features for advanced users

Or, if you have filetype autodetection turned on, you can use:

    autocmd BufRead *.t set filetype=perl

This will trigger the FileType event which is used to load syntax files, etc. See :help filetype for details.

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Re^3: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts
by electrosphere (Sexton) on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:42 UTC

    On Debian Lenny, it appears that modeline is off by default in vim. You can put the following in your local .vimrc to enable:

    set syntax=on set modeline set modelines=2
    modelines=2 appears to be the number of lines from the top of file to scan for modelines. Then put this on the 2nd line of your source:
    # vim: syntax=perl
    You can manually set the syntax scheme in the vim session with
    :set syntax=perl
    Links for more info:

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