Syntax colors for not only R code



The more I use Rstudio, the more I tend to use it for everyday tasks involving code editing, not only for R scripts.
The issue is Syntax Coloring is only available for R language.

is there any easy way of adding syntax colors to any other language?


We do support syntax highlighting for a number of other commonly used programming languages (C, Python, Java, and so on). What language are you looking for in particular?


I tried to edit Dockerfiles…

would be good to allow change color schemes as any other code editor does (Notepad++, Atom, Sublime Text…)

Some colors I don’t like much (bash or python files, for instance) as you keep the same coloring no matter the file.


Allowing for user-defined editor themes is something that’s in our feature backlog; unfortunately, we haven’t had the time to implement it yet.


I noticed yesterday that SQL highlighting is missing


FWIW, Fortran would be another language I would like to see supported in RStudio’s color syntax library.