Bug#687199: vim-runtime: syntax/registry.vim is broken

Martin von Wittich martin.von.wittich at iserv.eu
Mon Sep 10 18:37:11 UTC 2012

Package: vim-runtime
Version: 2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1
Severity: minor

While looking at Windows registry files (*.reg) in vim I noticed that
the highlighting for ft=registry files doesn't seem to work at all. To
reproduce this issue, just create a file "test.reg" with the following


; Test

Open it in vim and notice that the comment is not highlighted as such.
A broken regex in syntax/registry.vim seems to be responsible for this issue;
the following patch fixes it for me:

iserv syntax # diff -u  registry.vim.orig registry.vim
--- registry.vim.orig   2012-09-10 20:32:25.000000000 +0200
+++ registry.vim        2012-09-10 20:32:41.000000000 +0200
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@
 " Subkey
 syn match  registrySubKey              "^\".*\"="
 " Default value
-syn match  registrySubKey              "^\@="
+"syn match  registrySubKey             "^\@="
 " Numbers

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

vim-runtime depends on no packages.

Versions of packages vim-runtime recommends:
ii  vim          2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor

vim-runtime suggests no packages.

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