Brenton Horne Brenton Horne - 7 months ago 63
Bash Question

How to associate .install file extension and PKGBUILD file name with shell scripts in VSCode?

In Visual Studio Code I have tried to associate

(i.e., files with the extension
) and PKGBUILD files with shell script syntax highlighting, using:

// Place your settings in this file to overwrite the default settings
"file.associations": {
"PKGBUILD": "shell",
"*.install": "shell-script",
"*.desktop": "ini"

but it hasn't worked (for either file name/extension), that is, neither file name/extension is getting syntax highlighting from shell. I have tried changing
, after looking at the shellscript package's source code (


You're missing the "s" in "files":

    "files.associations": {
        "PKGBUILD": "shellscript",
        "*.install": "shellscript",
        "*.desktop": "ini"

Once the setting is corrected, you can use any of the aliases in the file you linked