Where are Kate syntax files stored?

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 20:00:48 BST 2017

2017-08-05 15:55 GMT-03:00 Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com>:
> On 05/08/17 18:24, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>> On Saturday, 2017-08-05, 17:39:49, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> Syntax highlighting XML files used to come with katepart, but that's
>>> gone now in KDE5. I did a brute-force grep on my filesystem, but still
>>> can't find the syntax XML files :-/
>>> Where are they?
>> I think they are part of the KTextEditor Framework now, Kate and friends
>> depend on.
> Hm, it doesn't install any xml files.

The built-in syntax highlighting XML files are packed into a Qt
resource (qrc). This improves performance when loading them. I don't
remember if it's installed as a separate qrc file or if it's embedded
into the library, though.

Why do you need them? You can get them from the SyntaxHighlighting
framework source code[1], and you can install modified versions in the
user path René mentioned.

[1] https://cgit.kde.org/syntax-highlighting.git/tree/data/syntax)


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