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Re: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts

by jasonk (Parson)
on Mar 24, 2003 at 02:47 UTC ( #245370=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

Or, if you don't want to add that to the top of every test script, you can make vim understand that *.t files are perl by adding this to your .vimrc:

autocmd BufRead *.t set syntax=perl

This also has the advantage of having hilighting already turned on when you are editing a new file that you haven't added the vim comment to yet.


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Re: Re: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts
by knowmad (Monk) on Jun 12, 2003 at 00:56 UTC

    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.

      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:
      • http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Modeline_magic
      • http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/options.html#%27modeline%27

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