Today i was looking for a way to enable extended code syntax highlighting in the linux text editor nano, out of the box nano comes with limited functionality to do this. I will tell you how to download the needed files and add them to the nano configuration and you will be looking at much prettier code in no time.
Firstly we need the syntax files: DOWNLOAD HERE
Secondly we need to extract the contents and move to the correct location:
tar -xvf nano-supplement.tar sudo chown root:root *nanorc sudo mv *nanorc /usr/share/nano
Thirdly the nanorc file needs to be modified to reference the new syntax files we just extracted and moved:
Open the nanorc file for editing
sudo nano /etc/nanorc
Insert below lines at end of the nanorc file
## Config Files (.ini) include "/usr/share/nano/ini.nanorc" ## Xorg.conf include "/usr/share/nano/xorg.nanorc" ## CSS include "/usr/share/nano/css.nanorc" ## XML include "/usr/share/nano/xml.nanorc" ## Generic .conf include "/usr/share/nano/conf.nanorc" ## PHP include "/usr/share/nano/php.nanorc"
You should now be able to open PHP, CSS & XML files for example and see the new colours.