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Old 03-16-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
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color in vi editor


Hi,


In my vi editor , the color is always black ( letters) only.
How can I change the color of letters?



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Old 03-16-2006, 04:38 AM   #2
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Many distributions actually use vim (which has syntax highlighting) instead of vi these days. If invoked as vi, vim operates in a mode which mimics vi - including the monochrome display.

You can invoke vim directly. For example:

vim somefile

If you have the X11 extensions installed (usually called vim-X11), you can also bring up a GUI with the gvim command:

gvim somefile

If these are not installed by your distribution by default, they can usually be installed using your maintenance tool. For example:

yum -y install vim-X11 vim-minimal vim-enhanced vim-common

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Old 03-16-2006, 04:56 AM   #3
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Try the ":syn on" command. It could be that colors are enabled but the feature isn't enabled.

Also, look in /usr/share/vim/ for a vimrc_example.rc file. You can copy this to your home directory and use it as a model for a ~/.vimrc configuration file to include the changes every time you start vim.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:00 AM   #4
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Hi,

I tried with syn on command, but i could not make it.

This /usr/share/vim/ directory is not there in my system .

vim-x11 also not there.

I am using fedora-9.0 ,linux-2.4.20-8 kernel

I any other solution?

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:21 AM   #5
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Try "locate vimrc". There may be a model configuration file around. There may also be information to be had running through "vimtutor".
 
  


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