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#1 steve6375


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:55 PM


Does anyone know of a user defined language file for grub4dos and grub4dos batch files?

I am attempting to make one so that when I edit a .lst file it will automatically load NotePad++ and understand the grub4dos syntax.

As I have never done it before I can just about get it to work but it needs some tweaking.

Attached is what I have so far.

Copy it to your C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ folder and then use Language tab to select the User Defined language of grub4dos_45c.

You can tweak the settings, colours etc. by using Language - Define your Language and then loading the grub4dos045c file. You can see the keywords I have added, etc, and change them if you wish. if you have improved this xml, please post it!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

Nice idea :thumbsup:


If I may, instead of Notepad++ it would be nice to have it in SciTe (as it is available for BOTH Windows and Linux):


and the syntax for the parser add-on is seemingly easier :unsure:




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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:22 AM

I was editing my (GRUB2) grub.cfg file on my Windows machine in Notepad++ and thought about needing a language, at least for code folding that I like to use, but also syntax highlighting might make coding faster as well.

I swear I took advantage of this feature before when editing the same file, maybe on another Windows install.


I tried out an existing language by right-clicking the left part of the status bar, Under S, selecting Shell, and ones "Unix script file" was shown at the bottom I had my syntax highlighting and code folding!


Maybe it would help you too.


There is a GRUB Legacy format that may be different enough where it won't work or look well; I haven't tested that.

If yours is more related to Windows scripting, maybe the B -> "Batch" language would help you more.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:42 PM

... maintained by a Scientologist? ...

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:10 AM

Using (portable apps) Notepad++ v7.3.3 32-bit, on Vistax64
I copied grub4dos045c.xml to:
I changed colors slightly for my preference, once loaded in Notepad++, It Worked fantastic.
Do as Steve says and Select Language - Define you Language and then load the grub4dos045c file.
Thanks Steve.
NICE addition to toolbox.
P.S. I also liked Wonko's suggestion of Scite..
What a Wonderful world it would be if we could edit *.lst @ G4D CLI/GUI.
Hey Guys, Happy Fathers Day.

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