I am excited to see so many people starting to take an interest in Bro-IDS and the Bro Network Programming Language (BNPL). The BNPL is a remarkably easy language to program in and while I have spent my fair share of time in emacs and vi sometimes it makes life a little bit easier to have a light weight code editor. So today we're going to walk through the quick and easy way to get syntax highlighting setup using Sublime Text 2. If you have never used Sublime Text 2 before it is quite elegant- with builds for Linux, Mac OS/X and Windows the cross platform scripting, libraries of existing code, and intuitive features should help you to get started in the BNPL a bit faster.
http://www.sublimetext.com/2 tar -xvjpf Sublime Text 2.0.1 x64.tar.bz2
Go ahead and start Sublime for the first time:
cd Sublime Text 2/ ./sublime_text to launch
Enter the Sublime control windowwith the shortcut CONTROL+TICK; the tick: ` is in the top left corner under the tilda: ~:
Install package control window just cut and paste the following:
import urllib2,os; pf='Package Control.sublime-package'; ipp=sublime.installed_packages_path(); os.makedirs(ipp) if not os.path.exists(ipp) else None; urllib2.install_opener(urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.ProxyHandler())); open(os.path.join(ipp,pf),'wb').write(urllib2.urlopen('http://sublime.wbond.net/'+pf.replace(' ','%20')).read()); print 'Please restart Sublime Text to finish installation'
Restart Sublime Text 2 for the changes to take effect. If you do not laready have Git installed you can do so quickly with:
sudo apt-get install git
cd $HOME cd .config/sublime-text-2/Packages/ mkdir Bro cd Bro git clone https://github.com/sethhall/bro.tmbundle
Dop Comments that:
For the OSX people out there, that config directory will be “~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2/Packages”
Restart Sublime Text 2 and all of your ".bro" files should now have some simple syntax highlighting.If you are new to Sublime Text 2 they have a some great tutorials and documentation listed right off of their webpage.