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When I edit bash script(first line is #!/bin/bash) in GEdit, there is no highlighting. But with View->Highlight Mode, there is no result when searching "bash" or "script", which to choose?

  • @ user68186 That doesn't work for my Ubuntu. The key seems to be the extension. When I remove .txt, gedit will treat it as bash even it is not executable. As a Windows user, I generally add txt to all generic files in Ubuntu. – jw_ Nov 19 '19 at 5:05
  • Why do you not want to use the .sh suffix for scripts instead of .txt? There's no harm in having descriptive extensions. – DK Bose Nov 19 '19 at 5:27
  • @Justice for Monica Currently the file is a text file that I used to pass data between Windows host and Ubuntu VM, and this time I pass and edit a script. Will create a .sh for that. – jw_ Nov 19 '19 at 5:29
  • The first time you save the file, the synthax highlighting will become in effect. – vanadium Nov 19 '19 at 10:14
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In gedit there is no bash or script highlighting mode. The closest that they have is the sh highlight mode.

Plaintext mode:

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View -> Highlight Mode -> sh then select:

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sh highlight mode selected:

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