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Re: Syntax colour highlighting problem - not working on some of my syste
Re: Syntax colour highlighting problem - not working on some of my systems
Sun, 1 Jan 2023 17:53:22 -0500
On Sun, Jan 01, 2023 at 08:02:31PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 01, 2023 at 06:13:07PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> > The eternal problem....
> > On just *some* of my several Linux systems colour syntax higlighting
> > isn't working. It always used to work but I really can't see what I
> > might have changed on *some* systems to break it.
> > The systems and versions and 'working or not' are:-
> > backup xubuntu 22.10 vile 9.8w colour OK
> > bison Android 11 vile 9.8w colour OK
> > caracal Debian 10 vile 9.8 no colour syntax
> > cheddar Debian 10 vile 9.8t colour OK
> > esprimo xubuntu 22.04 vile 9.8u no colour syntax
> > isbd Ubuntu 20.04 vile 9.8t colour OK
> > odin Debian 9 vile 9.8s colour OK
> > pimedia Debian 11 vile 9.8u colour OK
> > t470 xubuntu 22.10 vile 9.8w colour OK
> > tsohost very old vile 9.8 no colour syntax
> > Since esprimo is my main desktop system it's a bit annoying that
> > syntax colouring isn't working there.
> > On all systems 'show-colors' in vile works fine, so they're all
> > *capable* of colour. The two systems showing just vile 9.8 are ones
> > where I have built vile myself, so they have pretty recent code.
> > All systems have the same .vilerc and it runs with no errors. So they
> > all execute:-
> > source filters.rc
> > setv $autocolor-hook HighlightFilter
> > setv $read-hook HighlightFilter
> > set autocolor=500
> > set bcolor=default
> > I'm stumped! Can anyone point me at some way to diagnose what's
> > wrong? Could it (possibly) be something to do with built-in or
> > external filters? If so, how do I tell whether vile was built with
> > 'built-in' or not?
> Just to add to the fun if I run xvile remotely across an 'ssh -Y'
> connection to esprimo the syntax highlighting works OK. (that's
> running xvile on esprimo from t470)
> This suggests to me that it's something to do with how vile was built
> (it's the version from the repositories).
vile's running in a terminal. I'd check if the terminal is configured for
color: disregarding hard-coded stuff, the value of $TERM is used to select
a terminal description. If it's "vt100" on some machines, that would explain.
Running this from the command-line will show colors only if the terminal is
tput setab 1
tput setaf 4
tput setaf 1
tput setab 4
Thomas E. Dickey <email@example.com>
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