All Arch-Trinity devs (and everyone else): Most probably know this, but there is a great little trick to use in kate to automatically apply bash syntax highlighting to PKGBUILD scripts when you open them in kate/kwrite. The only requirement is that you give the PKGBUILD scripts a common extension. (I haven't been able to find a way to do this without using an extension). The extension can be anything - so long as it isn't already used by something else. (.pb or .pkgb will work). I ended up with '.svn' extensions by accident when I changed from building in tree to the traditional PKGBUILD format to distinguish the new PKGBUILDs. eg.: 19:02 alchemy:~> ls -1 tde/tnotes/pkgbuild/svn PKGBUILD-app-amarok.svn PKGBUILD-app-gtk-qt-engine.svn PKGBUILD-app-kgtk-qt3.svn <snip> If you are working on any other distro that has a known highlighting syntax file in kate/kwrite -- this will also work for you. To set this up, in kate: (1) Settings -> Configure Kate -> Highlighting (2) select the mime-type for your file from the "Highlight:" list-box (3) then add your script extension to the "File extensions:" field For my Arch setup where the PKGBUILD scripts have bash syntax, the setup looks like: Highlight: Scripts/Bash File extensions: *.sh;*.bash;*.ebuild;*.eclass;*.svn;<snip> Works like a champ... and beats the heck out of doing 'Tools->Highlighting->Scripts->Bash' over and over again :) -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.