Requirements: zsh 4.3.11+.
This package provides syntax highlighting for the shell zsh. It enables highlighting 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
zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh be sourced at the end of the
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
compinit). Widgets created later will work, but will not update the
Does syntax highlighting work during incremental history search?
Highlighting the command line during an incremental history search (by default bound to to Ctrl+R in zsh's emacs keymap) requires zsh 5.4 or newer.
Under zsh versions older than 5.4, the zsh-default underlining of the matched portion of the buffer remains available, but zsh-syntax-highlighting's additional highlighting is unavailable. (Those versions of zsh do not provide enough information to allow computing the highlighting correctly.)
How are new releases announced?
There is currently no "push" announcements channel. However, the following alternatives exist:
- GitHub's RSS feed of releases: https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting/releases.atom
- An anitya entry: https://release-monitoring.org/project/7552/
How to tweak
Syntax highlighting is done by pluggable highlighter scripts. See the documentation on highlighters for details and configuration settings.