Vim and Neovim


The vim-just plugin provides syntax highlighting for justfiles.

Install it with your favorite package manager, like Plug:

call plug#begin()

Plug 'NoahTheDuke/vim-just'

call plug#end()

Or with Vim’s built-in package support:

mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/vendor/start
cd ~/.vim/pack/vendor/start
git clone

vim-just is also available from vim-polyglot, a multi-language Vim plugin.


tree-sitter-just is an Nvim Treesitter plugin for Neovim.

Makefile Syntax Highlighting

Vim’s built-in makefile syntax highlighting isn’t perfect for justfiles, but it’s better than nothing. You can put the following in ~/.vim/filetype.vim:

if exists("did_load_filetypes")

augroup filetypedetect
  au BufNewFile,BufRead justfile setf make
augroup END

Or add the following to an individual justfile to enable make mode on a per-file basis:

# vim: set ft=make :