(what is it):
'hl' is a simple and easy to use
interactive color terminal application
for programmers and people who often have to deal with source code. It
is a kind of 'less', highlighting source code in the specific
allowing you to browse with cursor keys within the file. At the
it supports C/C++, Java, HTML and simple text. The language is
by file extension. It allows you to open up to 12 files simultanously.
It can find simple expressions within the code , jumps to the desired
of code and seeks for corresponding brackets. It exports the
code as HTML ready to use in your online documentation. At any time a
is giving an overview over the loaded files, the number of lines
and their size.
It can also be used as a command line tool in batch processing. Then
it only exports HTML code.
See screenschots here
(why has it been written):
When programming it often happened
to me, that I was less-ing and
through my harddisk, spending quite a lot of time not finding what I
wanted. When browsing through source code you haven't written yourself
- thus mostly not knowing it - it is very helpful when it is
in order to concentrate on the content and not on the finding of
Therefore I started to write highlight (hl). It hopefully makes
through header and other source files more pleasant.