Adam Hupp

Pretty colors: Syntax Highlighting in Mercurial

I recently switched my personal revision control system from subversion to mercurial. One of the great things about mercurial is the built-in web interface, but I missed the syntax highlighting that’s available in interfaces such as ViewVC.

I’ve written a mercurial extension that applies pygments code highlighting. This extension is now available in the main mercurial repo.

To enable it, install pygments and add the following entry to hgrc:

hgext.highlight =

Thanks to micha who wrote an initial patch.