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Re: [vile] Lost syntax highlighting - how to diagnose?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] Lost syntax highlighting - how to diagnose?
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 13:24:41 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 06:09:51PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> I've just noticed that I've lost my syntax colour highlighting, it was
> certainly working a few weeks ago and I'm really not sure what has
> changed to stop it from working.
> I haven't changed my .vilerc file and that contains:-
>     source /usr/share/vile/filters.rc
>     setv $autocolor-hook HighlightFilter
>     setv $read-hook HighlightFilter
>     set autocolor=500
>     set bcolor=default
> The show-colors command shows coloured text, so the display can show
> color (in both vile and xvile).
> I'm not getting any errors when I start vile/xvile.  The correct mode is
> being shown in the status line when I edit files.
> This is vile 9.8 with patches up to 9.8f on xubuntu 11.10.
> Help! What have I done?

I don't see it "here" (Debian 5.0), with just 9.8f and that .vilerc

One possibility is that your filters are external (separate programs
rather than built-in or loadable) and that there is something amiss
with your shell initialization which is preventing them from running.

The show-colors command does not use filters.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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