[Geany-Users] Configuration files

Lex Trotman elextr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 20:45:37 UTC 2012

On 16 November 2012 06:13, Sergio Spina <sergio.am.spina at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to create my own conf files for TeX and noweb, so I try to
> create config files in a "step by step" fashion.
> 1) I've copied usr/share/geany/filetypes.
> latex as ~/home/.config/geany/filedefs/filetypes.tex.conf

Everything is case sensitive, you have to be consistent throughout, tex or
TeX otherwise the conf file isn't opened

> 2) i've commented out in the file filetype.extensions,.conf the line
>   LaTeX=*.tex;*.sty;*.idx;*.ltx;*.latex;
> and I've adde the line
>   TeX=*.tex;*.aux;
> 3) I've added in the file ~/home/.config/geany/filedefs/filetypes.tex.conf
> the line
>   lexer_filetype=latex

Its case sensitive, use the stupid capitalisation LaTeX.

> in the [settings] section
> but at this point the ~/home/.config/geany/filedefs/filetypes.tex.conf is
> not read. If I open a .tex file I found a menu option <document - set
> filetype - tex file> but hitting that menu option the document loses his
> syntax highlighting.

You should probably also replace the whole styling section with


> Were is my fault?
> Many thanks.
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