Bug#363558: syntax highlighting for crontab doesn't support the % feature

Bas Zoetekouw bas at debian.org
Wed Apr 19 18:59:30 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:6.4-007+1
Severity: minor

Cron has an obscure feature that makes it feed everything after a
percent sign in a crontab entry as stdin to the command.  To use a
real percent sign in a crontab, it therefore needs to be escaped (\%).
It would be nice if this would be made clear by the syntax
highlighting of crontabs, e.g., by making everything after the first
percent sign a different color.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6-6     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-22   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-1       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:6.4-007+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:6.4-007+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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