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1 zsh-syntax-highlighting / highlighters / pattern
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4 This is the `pattern` highlighter, that highlights user-defined patterns.
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7 ### How to tweak it
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9 To use this highlighter, associate patterns with styles in the
10 `ZSH_HIGHLIGHT_PATTERNS` associative array, for example in `~/.zshrc`:
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12 # To have commands starting with `rm -rf` in red:
13 ZSH_HIGHLIGHT_PATTERNS+=('rm -rf *' 'fg=white,bold,bg=red')
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15 The syntax for values is the same as the syntax of "types of highlighting" of
16 the zsh builtin `$zle_highlight` array, which is documented in [the `zshzle(1)`
17 manual page][zshzle-Character-Highlighting].
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19 [zshzle-Character-Highlighting]: http://zsh.sourceforge.net/Doc/Release/Zsh-Line-Editor.html#Character-Highlighting