Syntax highlighting and other enhancements for the Julia REPL
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July 2016



This is my REPL. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


A package that hooks into the Julia REPL and gives it syntax highlighting, bracket highlighting, rainbow brackets and other goodies. A (slightly outdated) video showing installation and features of the package is available here.

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and then just load with using OhMyREPL (preferably by putting it in the .julia/config/startup.jl file)


  • Syntax highlighting - Highlighting of keyword, operators, symbols, strings etc. in different colors.
  • Bracket highlighting - Will make matching brackets highlighted when the cursor is between an opening and closing bracket.
  • Automatic bracket insertion - Will insert matching closing bracket and quotation symbols when suitable.
  • Prompt changing - Can change the text and color of the julia> prompt as well as add a prompt for output.
  • Rainbow brackets - Colorizes matching brackets in the same color.
  • Fuzzy (fzf) history search - Search REPL history in any mode fuzzily with beloved fzf.


Please see the documentation for more extensive description of the features and their settings like how to change colorschemes, how to create your own colorschemes etc.


Note that this package overwrites some methods from Julia Base. If you get a weird error when using OhMyREPL you should reproduce it without having OhMyREPL loaded before reporting it as a Julia bug.