Bug#699172: vim: Shell syntax does not know dash and so uses error highlighting everywhere

Ulrik Sverdrup ulrik.sverdrup at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 14:48:37 UTC 2013

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.3.547-6
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The .sh syntax file in vim 7.3 tries to find out which shell /bin/sh
points at and adapts appropriately. It does not know dash, and so it
falls back to some ground state where a lot of POSIX shell syntax is
marked with 'Error' highlighting.


  vim -u NORC -U NORC --cmd 'filetype plugin indent on' -N /etc/init.d/rc
  :syntax on

vim will mark constructs like $(uname) and ${s#/etc/rc$runlevel.d/K} as

the sh syntax file should be adapted to know that dash is a posix shell.


-- Package-specific info:

--- real paths of main Vim binaries ---
/usr/bin/vi is /usr/bin/vim.gtk
/usr/bin/vim is /usr/bin/vim.gtk
/usr/bin/gvim is /usr/bin/vim.gtk

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-powerpc
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.51-8
ii  libc6        2.13-37
ii  libgpm2      1.20.4-6
ii  libselinux1  2.1.9-5
ii  libtinfo5    5.9-10
ii  vim-common   2:7.3.547-6
ii  vim-runtime  2:7.3.547-6

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
pn  ctags        <none>
ii  vim-doc      2:7.3.547-6
pn  vim-scripts  <none>

-- no debconf information

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