Create Your Own Syntax Highlighting in Vim
Sep 15, 2011, 21:10 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Lee
Schlesinger for this link. ]
"Before you start building your own syntax highlighting rules,
it may help to look at an existing set of rules. There are two ways
you can do this:
"Open a file for which Vim has preloaded rules (e.g. an HTML
file) and type :syntax.
"Edit one of the *.vim files in $VIM/syntax/.
"Most language syntax files have a lot of rules, so don't get
overwhelmed; just take a quick look at the style of the rules.
"An easy way to get the right setup for your new syntax file is
to copy one of the existing files from $VIM/syntax/ and then delete
most of its content, keeping only what you need and modifying it as
you like. Alternatively, just create a file with the entries here.
The example I'm going to use is for a todo list, with categories
such as work, home, and personal. It might look a bit like