Vim syntax plugin: preseed

Given that this blog contains a few posts about preseeding debian installation, it should not come as a surprise to recurring readers that I occasionally edit preseed files. Please see Wikipedia for an introduction to the general topic.

An annoyance when editing these files in vim, my editor of choice, has been the lack of syntax highlighting. During the last few days, I read up on the topic, wrote the plugin vim-preseed and published it to for anyone to download and use. With that plugin installed, anyone can enjoy editing their preseed files with some assistance to conveniently get visual feedback on errors such as missing a backslash at the end of a line or accidentally using a string instead of a select.

Unfortunately the preseed code-blocks in posts on this blog still lack syntax highlighting, but I guess the natural workaround now is to copy and paste them into vim and view them there!

2023-10-15 16:42:17 +0000
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