#!/bin/bash syntax highlighting

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Posted 10 years ago by Brett
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I'd love to see bash syntax highlighting in future releases. :) Not sure what other information would be needed here but feel free to let me know.

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Posted 10 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Brett,

Could you please reply in your thread here with the information requested from this post?

https://www.actiprosoftware.com/community/thread/20733/best-practices-for-suggesting-new-file-types


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Posted 10 years ago by Brett
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The file type name.

bash

The filename extensions that are used by the file type (e.g. .vb for Visual Basic).

.sh

A brief description telling what it is used for.

Used for shell scripting in UNIX/Linux

The URL to full specifications of the file type.

http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html

Where specifically can the language's list of keywords, comment styles, etc. be found?

http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html

How is the language commented, and what commenting style makes the most sense for comment/uncomment selection features?

Code is commented use the "#" sign - I'm not sure I would use that feature vs just adding the comment myself. All though let me poke around a bit more with python in your app and I'll get back to you.

Which delimiters make sense to be highlighted in delimiter highlighting?

{ }  [ ] ( )

Links to example code for the file type.

Here is a script posted on my blog (this syntax highlighting isn't the best example but a good start nonetheless): http://lzy.sh/http-status-bash-script

The latest build of this product (v4.2.42) was released 2 years ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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