[Geany] setting up 'plaintext' file type

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sat Sep 8 00:13:47 UTC 2012

On 12-09-07 04:55 PM, Miranda Hawarden-Ogata wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 12-09-07 02:06 PM, Miranda Hawarden-Ogata wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 7 September 2012 12:50, Miranda Hawarden-Ogata
>>>> <hawarden at ifa.hawaii.edu> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I've been using geany for a couple months and really like it as my nedit
>>>>> replacement, but I'm running into an annoying problem that I'm not sure
>>>>> how
>>>>> to resolve. I maintain a "running notes" file in my public_html
>>>>> directory,
>>>>> its extension is one of our invisible php includes but I don't want the
>>>>> file
>>>>> syntax-highlighting as a php file, I want to be able to create a
>>>>> plaintext
>>>>> file type that I can select that has basically no formatting whatsoever.
>>>> If the extension you use doesn't apply to anything you want
>>>> highlighted then you can take it out of the filetypes.extensions file
>>>> so it won't be recognised as a filetype.
>>>> Otherwise you can set the filetype to none and it should not highlight
>>>> anything menu->document->set filetype->none
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Lex
>>> Thanks for the suggestions, Lex, Matthew, unfortunately the issue I
>>> mentioned below occurs even when I set the filetype to "none" (via
>>> menu->document->set filetype->none). Digging through the preferences
>>> again, I ran across "use indicators to show compile errors" and the
>>> hover-tip explains that it underlines with the squiggly underline that
>>> I'm seeing, but I have that setting turned off. It's strange because I
>>> have geany installed on my centos box and my winxp box, and as far as
>>> I can tell, the preferences for both are set up the same, but the <?
>>> in the same file triggers the indicator in the centos geany only. Is
>>> there something else I can try?
>> It could be that the CentOS version is really old and maybe there used to be
>> a bug that is since fixed. Or maybe you have plugin on the CentOS box that's
>> doing it but it's not installed in the Windows version. You can also remove
>> the markers/error indicators using Document menu->Remove Markers and Remove
>> Error Indicators, though likely they will come back later from whatever is
>> causing the squiggles to show up.
>> Otherwise, I don't know.
>> Cheers,
>> Matthew Brush
> Sigh. Yar, old version. Just checked and winxp version is 1.22, centos is 0.20.

Even if it sounds like a big difference, versions went 0.20, 0.21, 1.22 
so it's not *that* old, but still kind of old :)

> Re the removing error indicators, I tried that as soon as I saw the
> explanation of what they were, but it didn't work either.

That makes it sound like a plugin might be putting error indicators, 
since using the menu to remove should always remove the ones Geany puts 
there itself AFAIK.

> I'm using the RPMforge version, the EPEL version is 0.21... I don't
> suppose anyone happens to know if another repo has a newer version?
> I'd like to have this be my default nedit replacement, which would
> mean it gets dumped onto about 20 centos boxes, and I'd really rather
> not have to do manual installs for it....

I don't know any, unless you can use Fedora packages or something. 
Compiling from source isn't too painful if you can install GTK+ 
development stuff from pre-built packages, though doing it on 20 boxes 
might be tedious. Maybe you can compile on one box and make your own 
package? I have no idea what's involved for CentOS to do this.

Matthew Brush

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