How to enable syntax highlighting for nano in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
According to what I found so far on Google is that it has got to do with
/.nanorc file. I have no idea how to get it or make it?
When I try to find
nano in my terminal this is what I get:
Notra:~ Sukhvir$ whereis nano /usr/bin/nano
According to what I found on Internet this is the file I need to edit:
But how do I get to it/how to open it/if I don't have it then how to make it?
I am a bit new to programming folks, so step-by-step instructions will be highly appreciated.
Lo necesito para
According to what I found online, I have to paste this into the
include "/usr/share/nano/nanorc.nanorc" include "/usr/share/nano/c.nanorc"
However this will not work because there is no such directory as
I also just did
ls /usr/share/ and according to the results there is no
nano in that directory. Is this a Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) issue or an issue on my Mac?
preguntado el 10 de marzo de 12 a las 00:03
brew, then install a new version of
nano from the Terminal.
brew install nano
Installing this way includes the
/usr/local/share/nano folder containing the default syntax highlight files. See also the
Here are some steps to help you out.
- Create a new directory in
/usr/local/share/called 'nano' like this:
- Now, using nano, make a nano resource file for your C syntax like this:
- Now put your C code highlighting in this file and save it. Here is a link to some possible C syntax highlighting:
- Save that file and now open your user’s nano resource file by typing:
- In this file, add a reference to the c.nanorc file you just made like this:
- Save your user resource file.
Now, when you open up C files, you should see syntax highlighting. You can add additional syntax highlighting for different types of files using the same method. Just add more lines to your
Note that depending on your user permissions, you may have to precede some of the above commands with sudo and then enter your root password.
- Instalar Homebrew so you can download latest version of nano
brew install nano
- Add file path to homebrew nano's syntax highlighting
- (updated with new langs such as JS)
* allows us to include whichever version of nano you have, instead of 2.9.3 (for example). Second
* includes all .nanorc files so we have syntax highlighting for all languages that are included!
cd ~/Desktop touch test.py touch test.js nano test.py nano test.js
Further .nanorc Customization
I added "set mouse" and "set smooth" to my .nanorc file as well. This allows for mouse use and smooth scrolling. Find more info on these options by running
Updated Syntax Highlighting
https://github.com/scopatz/nanorc has "improved" syntax highlighting, if desired.
brew update && brew install nano
After new nano is installed add this line to
~/.nanorc to enable syntax highlighting for all provided syntaxes: