Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Adding Syntax Highlighting to Linux less

Install source-highlight:
 sudo apt-get install source-highlight  

Add the following two lines to~/.bashrc
 export LESSOPEN="| /usr/share/source-highlight/ %s"  
 export LESS=' -R '  

Now source files opened with less will be nicely syntax highlighted. source-highlight supports many languages - see
 source-highlight --lang-list  
for a full listing.

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