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Old 05-08-2006, 03:08 AM   #1
rajeev1982
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Question no colors in vim on command line


Hi All,
I am using vim 6.3 on AIX 5.2, I can see the colors in ls command and other command, but when I run the vi there are no colors in that. when i run the command 'vi -g' it opens an X window and stats showing the colors. pleaes help me... I also have tried export TERM=xterm-color, but no luck. please anybody help me in this.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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Did you try to enable syntax highlighting? Go into command mode and type "syntax on". If that does not work, you maybe don't have any default colors for vim. You may add color to your /pathtovim/vim63/colors (just a guess). You can download a color sample from here:

http://www.vim.org/scripts/download_...hp?src_id=4010
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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Hi Mega Man X,
I can see the colors now, I have added the folowing lines to my .vimrc file.

if &term =~ "xterm"
if has("terminfo")
set t_Co=8
set t_Sf=^[[3%p1%dm
set t_Sb=^[[4%p1%dm
else
set t_Co=8
set t_Sf=^[[3%dm
set t_Sb=^[[4%dm
endif
endif

" where ^[ is actual <Ctrl-V> + <Esc>.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeev1982 View Post
Hi Mega Man X,
I can see the colors now, I have added the folowing lines to my .vimrc file.

if &term =~ "xterm"
if has("terminfo")
set t_Co=8
set t_Sf=^[[3%p1%dm
set t_Sb=^[[4%p1%dm
else
set t_Co=8
set t_Sf=^[[3%dm
set t_Sb=^[[4%dm
endif
endif

" where ^[ is actual <Ctrl-V> + <Esc>.
thanks a lot -- this has worked out for me. may be you can briefly comment on the meaning if this code snipet?
 
Old 09-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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You can also simply append "syntax on" to the .vimrc file and it will enable syntax highlighting with one line.

wow just realized this is a super old thread. Hopefully the info will still help anyone else who is searching for this solution like I was.

Last edited by grantwnorman; 09-12-2012 at 02:03 PM.
 
  


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