Pablo Morales Pablo Morales - 10 months ago 100
Git Question

Gitweb: How I see source code in tree view with color

I use gitweb.

In the tree view I see my source code. But this code is all in black, I like configurated to added highlight

Answer Source

To enable syntax highlighting in 'blob' view in modern gitweb, you need

  1. Have highlight program installed (the one from 'highlight' package, not from 'source-highlight' or 'src-highlight'; they are different programs).

  2. Configure gitweb to enable source highlighting. This can be done by adding the following line

    $feature{'highlight'}{'default'} = [1];

    to gitweb configuration file for your installation, usually /etc/gitweb.conf.

    See "Configuring gitweb features" section in gitweb.conf manpage (and said manpage in general), the part about 'highlight' feature, or relevant lines in gitweb sources.

    Note: if you use gitweb with persistent web server environment, like mod_perl, FastCGI or PSGI, you might need to restart gitweb script if it is configured to read configuration only once.

Original response (historical)

It is currently not supported, but take a look at gitweb/web branch of my git/jnareb-git.git repository - those two commits adding syntax highlighting to gitweb were sent to git mailing list (as RFC = Request For Comments patches). Those patches use highlight tool from

You can try to cherry pick those two commits: 5f7b6461 and 4edcf10d.