Fast Syntax Highlighting

(Short name F-Sy-H). Syntax-highlighting for Zshell – fine granularity, number of features and multiple shipped themes.
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Fast Syntax Highlighting (F-Sy-H)

Feature rich syntax highlighting for Zsh.

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News

  • 15-06-2019
    • A new architecture for defining the highlighting for specific commands: it now uses abstract definitions instead of top-down, regular code. The first effect is the highlighting for the git command it is now maximally faithful, it follows the git command almost completely. Screencast

Installation

Manual

Clone the Repository.

git clone https://github.com/zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting ~/path/to/fsh

And add the following to your zshrc file.

source ~/path/to/fsh/fast-syntax-highlighting.plugin.zsh

Zinit

Add the following to your zshrc file.

zinit light zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting

Here's an example of how to load the plugin together with a few other popular ones with the use of Turbo, i.e.: speeding up the Zsh startup by loading the plugin right after the first prompt, in background:

zinit wait lucid for \
 atinit"ZINIT[COMPINIT_OPTS]=-C; zicompinit; zicdreplay" \
    zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting \
 blockf \
    zsh-users/zsh-completions \
 atload"!_zsh_autosuggest_start" \
    zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions

Antigen

Add the following to your zshrc file.

antigen bundle zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting

Zgen

Add the following to your .zshrc file in the same place you're doing your other zgen load calls in.

zgen load zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting

Oh-My-Zsh

Clone the Repository.

git clone https://github.com/zdharma/fast-syntax-highlighting.git \
  ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-$HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/fast-syntax-highlighting

And add fast-syntax-highlighting to your plugin list.

Features

Themes

Switch themes via fast-theme {theme-name}.

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Run fast-theme -t {theme-name} option to obtain the snippet above.

Run fast-theme -l to list available themes.

Variables

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Brackets

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Conditions

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Strings

Exact highlighting that recognizes quotings.

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here-strings

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exec descriptor-variables

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for-loops and alternate syntax (brace {/} blocks)

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Function definitions

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Recursive eval and $( ) highlighting

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Chroma functions

Highlighting that is specific for a given command.

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The chromas that are enabled by default can be found here.

Math-mode highlighting

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Zcalc highlighting

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Performance

Performance differences can be observed in this Asciinema recording, where a 10 kB function is being edited.

IRC Channel

Channel #zinit@freenode is a support place for all author's projects. Connect to: chat.freenode.net:6697 (SSL) or chat.freenode.net:6667 and join #zinit.

Following is a quick access via Webchat IRC

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