Where are Kate syntax files stored?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 11:14:18 BST 2017

On 05/08/17 18:31, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Saturday August 05 2017 17:24:13 Kevin Krammer wrote:
>> I think they are part of the KTextEditor Framework now, Kate and friends
>> depend on.
> The SyntaxHighlighting framework, nowadays. AFAIK the system location for the highlighthing files is
> $prefix/share/org.kde.syntax-highlighting/syntax . User-specific copies (also those downloaded with Kate's built-in updater) are stored in ~/.local/share/org.kde.syntax-highlighting/syntax .

I've put the modified xml file in 
~/.local/share/org.kde.syntax-highlighting/syntax but it's not being 
used. Kate still uses the built-in file.

If I click on the "Download Highlighting Files" button in Kate, I get an 

"The list of highlightings could not be found on / retrieved from the 

And a notification pops up that shows the URL that was used to download 
the files:


Which indeed does not exist on that server.

So how do I test changes I make to an xml file? :-/

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