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Highlight code using vim in hexo
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This is a hexo tag plugin which allows you to use vim syntax highlight to highlight code inside markdown.

Hexo is a static blogging system written in Node.js, it uses highlight.js by default to render code. But lots of languages are not supported by highlight.js (but always supported by vim with proper plugins). In that case, you can use this instead.


You need to have vim properly installed and configured, since this program will directly call vim.

To install, run the following command in the root directory of hexo:

npm install hexo-tag-vimhighlight --save

And add this plugin in your _config.yml.


Specify the code filetype, and whether to use line number in your markdown source file, in the common format of tag plugins:

{% vimhl vim true %}
if ! has("gui_running")                " fix alt key under terminal
    for i in range(48, 57) + range(65, 90) + range(97, 122)
        exec "set <A-" . nr2char(i) . ">=�" . nr2char(i)
{% endvimhl %}

By default, line number will not be displayed, you can use {% vimhl vim %} for short.

This program will run vim to highlight the code, therefore the generating of pages will probably take much longer time. (It seems that hexo doesn't support parallel rendering.)

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