Building Highlight.js for Gerrit

Highlight JS needs to be built with specific language support. Here are the steps to build the minified file that appears here.

NOTE: If you are adding support for a language to Highlight.js make sure to add it to the list of languages in the build command below.


You will need:

  • nodejs
  • closure-compiler
  • git

Steps to Create the Pack File

The packed version of Highlight.js is an un-minified JS file with all of the languages included. Build it with the following:

$>  # start in some temp directory
$>  git clone
$>  cd highlight.js
$>  git clone
$>  ln -s ../../highlightjs-closure-templates/soy.js src/languages/soy.js
$>  mkdir test/detect/soy && ln -s ../../../highlightjs-closure-templates/test/detect/soy/default.txt test/detect/soy/default.txt
$>  npm install
$>  node tools/build.js

The resulting minified JS file will appear in the “build” directory of the Highlight.js repo under the name “highlight.min.js”.


Copy the resulting build/highlight.min.js file to lib/highlightjs