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Latest commit 341a3ae Apr 29, 2016 @phy1729 phy1729 highlighters: Use _zsh_highlight_add_highlight
_zsh_highlight_add_highlight appends to region_highlight $1 $2 and the
next non-null parameter. If there is no non-null parameter, do nothing,
This is so that highlighters can add a style with fallbacks if the most
specific style is not defined. If none of the applicable styles are
defined, do the right thing and don't add an invalid entry to

The pattern highlighter doesn't use this function as it'd need too large
of an API change.


Fish shell-like like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

Requirements: zsh 4.3.17+.

This package provides syntax highlighing for the shell zsh. It enables highlighing of commands whilst they are typed at a zsh prompt into an interactive terminal. This helps in reviewing commands before running them, particularly in catching syntax errors.


How to install



Why must zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh be sourced at the end of the .zshrc file?

zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh wraps ZLE widgets. It must be sourced after all custom widgets have been created (i.e., after all zle -N calls and after running compinit). Widgets created later will work, but will not update the syntax highlighting.

How are new releases announced?

There is currently no "push" announcements channel. However, the following alternatives exist:

How to tweak

Syntax highlighting is done by pluggable highlighter scripts. See the documentation on highlighters for details and configuration settings.

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