Is it possible to associate a "Syntax highlight" mode with a file extension for a repo?

I have an R language repository with lots of .Rmd (R Markdown) files, which I obviously want to view as Markdown in the online (CodeMirror) editor. Is there any way to make that association, maybe at the level of the repository?

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Hi Stas, you can do that at the repo level. If you're you using Bitbucket Cloud, you can find it by clicking your avatar > Bitbucket settings > Repository settings > Language. However, R is not listed there at the moment so you might want to consider submitting a Feature request at

If you're using Bitbucket Server, you can find the instructions at Configuring syntax highlighting for file extensions. Depending on which version you're using, you might be affected by this bug BSERV-9915. If you need further assistance, let us know which version of Bitbucket Server you have. 

Hope that helps!


Thanks, Ana - I am using online only for this repo. The language in that repo was set to R (which is available as a language). I guess we are talking about different tools here.

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