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Can Gedit default highlighting style be set for files without an extension?
January 1, 2017
Edited: January 1, 2017
November 24, 2022
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gedit, from the top bar menu, I select
Highlight mode... and “Plain Text” is the default as shown below:
Using the file name “test.sample” and pasting in a few lines of Matlab code it still stays as “Plain Text” format unless I force it to “Matlab” format.
After saving and exiting I performed
cp test.sample test.newbee followed by
gedit test.newbee the default format is still “Plain Text”.
Next I created a new file using
noextention. I typed a sentence, saved the new file and exited. Then I reopened the file using
gedit and this is the result:
Notice the bottom bar of gedit’s window shows
Plain Text option for highlighting.
This was done under Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel 4.4.0-53.
I can confirm that
<property name="globs">*.m</property> exists within
Because I can’t break my system like yours, unless we find something on your system to fix, I suggest reinstalling
gedit after removing and purging all it’s files with
Particulars about my version:
$ sudo apt install gedit Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gedit is already the newest version (3.18.3-0ubuntu4). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.