Here are micro's syntax files.
Each yaml file specifies how to detect the filetype based on file extension or headers (first line of the file). Then there are patterns and regions linked to highlight groups which tell micro how to highlight that filetype.
Making your own syntax files is very simple. I recommend you check the file after you are finished with the
syntax_checker.go program (located in this directory). Just place your yaml syntax
file in the current directory and run
go run syntax_checker.go and it will check every file. If there are no
errors it will print
You can read more about how to write syntax files (and colorschemes) in the colors documentation.
Legacy '.micro' filetype
Micro used to use the
.micro filetype for syntax files which is no longer supported. If you have
syntax files that you would like to convert to the new filetype, you can use the
syntax_converter.go program (also located in this directory):
$ go run syntax_converter.go c.micro > c.yaml
Most the the syntax files here have been converted using that tool.
Note that the tool isn't perfect and though it is unlikely, you may run into some small issues that you will have to fix manually (about 4 files from this directory had issues after being converted).
Micro syntax highlighting files
These are the syntax highlighting files for micro. To install them, just
put all the syntax files in
They are taken from Nano, specifically from this repository. Micro syntax files are almost identical to Nano's, except for some key differences:
- Micro does not use
icolor. Instead, for a case insensitive match, use the case insensitive flag (
i) in the regular expression
- For example,
icolor green ".*"would become
color green "(?i).*"
- For example,
Using with colorschemes
Not all of these files have been converted to use micro's colorscheme feature. Most of them just hardcode the colors, which can be problematic depending on the colorscheme you use.
Here is a list of the files that have been converted to properly use colorschemes:
Because the nano syntax files I have modified are distributed under the GNU GPLv3 license, these files are also distributed under that license. See LICENSE.