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Re^3: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts

by electrosphere (Sexton)
on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:42 UTC ( #818176=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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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