This file contains the syntax highlighting that I use for i3 config in Vim. Compared to the vim standard conf syntax highlighting, i3config adds highlighting of all keywords, types and options as defined in the i3 configuration manual.
I built this based on the current specification provided (as of Sat 12 Mar 2016) in:
using vim color scheme dracula
using Powerline font ProFont for Powerline
i3config does what a syntax highlighting would do and additionally provides some sort of syntax checking. If you end up with Bold Red lines in your i3 config file this would mean that your syntax is wrong or there is an issue in the plugin. If that is the case please report the issue and/or make a pull request to cover the case.
There is no specific extension for i3 config file. For auto detection, the recommended method is to rename your file to something like:
This way you can keep your file clean somewhere in a dotfile repository and have it symlinked to ~/.i3/config
If you don't want to, then you can always do:
or you can add this line your .vimrc file
aug i3config_ft_detection au! au BufNewFile,BufRead ~/.config/i3/config set filetype=i3config aug end
Additonally, you an add
# vim: filetype=i3config anywhere in your config file, as suggested by the original plugin (see below).
Follow one of the steps below and reload vim afterwards.
Install using Vundle by adding
.vimrc and run
Install using vim-plug. Similar than the installation for Vundle, just change
.vimrc and run
I use Vundle myself, the two steps below may not be fully correct, you need to change them to fit your needs.
If you have pathogen installed, and you prefer to use git submodules, run
cd ~/.vim git submodule add https://github.com/mboughaba/i3config.vim.git bundle/syntax/
If you don't have either Vundle or Pathogen installed, copy both i3config.vim file to .vim/after/syntax and .vim/after/ftdetect respectively.
git clone https://github.com/mboughaba/i3config.git /tmp/i3config.vim mkdir -p ~/.vim/after/syntax/ mv /tmp/i3config.vim/after/syntax/i3config.vim ~/.vim/after/syntax/i3config.vim rm -rf /tmp/i3config.vim
PotatoesMaster/i3-vim-syntax was the one I used in the past. But as the maintainer himself pointed out, there are some issues and a rewrite is needed.
Feel free to make a pull request, I will integrate it when time permits. Make sure to add a line to cover your test in the test.i3config.
Development is done at: https://github.com/mboughaba/i3config.vim