NonGNU ELPA - highlight-parentheses


Highlight surrounding parentheses
highlight-parentheses-2.1.0.tar, 2021-Aug-21, 60.0 KiB
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To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET highlight-parentheses RET

Full description

# highlight-parentheses: Highlights parentheses surrounding point in Emacs

`highlight-parentheses.el` dynamically highlights the parentheses surrounding
point based on nesting-level using configurable lists of colors, background
colors, and other properties.

## Screenshot

See how parens are fontified in different shades of red based on nesting level
if they contain point.

![A screenshot showing highlight-parentheses.el in action](screenshot.png)

## Usage

Add the following to your `.emacs` file:

(require 'highlight-parentheses)

Enable the mode using `M-x highlight-parentheses-mode` or by adding it to a hook
like so:

(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook #'highlight-parentheses-mode)

There is also the global minor mode `global-highlight-parentheses-mode` which
enables the mode in every buffer.

Furthermore, you can enable it also in the minibuffer using the following

(add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook #'highlight-parentheses-minibuffer-setup)

## Installation

The package is available from both [NonGNU ELPA](, and
[MELPA](  With Emacs 28 (not yet released), NonGNU ELPA is
enabled by default, so you can just do `M-x package-install RET
highlight-parentheses RET`.

If you are using `use-package`, you can use the following recipe:

(use-package highlight-parentheses
  :ensure t)

## Questions & Patches

For asking questions, sending feedback, or patches, refer to [my public inbox
(mailinglist)](  Please mention the
project you are referring to in the subject.

## Bugs

Bugs and requests can be reported

## License

highlight-parentheses.el is licensed under the
[GPLv3]( (or later).

Old versions

highlight-parentheses-2.0.4.tar.lz2021-Aug-1614.6 KiB
highlight-parentheses-2.0.3.tar.lz2021-Aug-1514.2 KiB