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Old 01-18-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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color syntax in vi for root


I am trying to setup a color syntax for vi. I was successfully set it up by creating writing "syntax on" in the .vimrc at the home/user1/ directory.

However, i cannot get it to work for root user. I copy the .vimrc from /home/user1/.vimrc to the /root/ . I am not sure if there is any limitation on using this file for root user? i am using fedora 7.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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/usr/share/vim/vimrc
System wide Vim initializations.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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I don't have the /usr/share/vim/vimrc file,
but there are /usr/share/vim/vim71/ and /usr/share/vim/vimfiles

I try to create that file under vim71, but it did not work.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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I don't have the /usr/share/vim/vimrc file,
but there are /usr/share/vim/vim71/ and /usr/share/vim/vimfiles

I try to create that file under vim71, but it did not work.
In order to create the .vimrc file you have to run gvim on terminal:

root@localhost~# gvim &

then... menu Edit -> Startup Settings

type "i" to edit file and feel for typing anything you want
 
Old 02-06-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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I am trying to setup a color syntax for vi. I was successfully set it up by creating writing "syntax on" in the .vimrc at the home/user1/ directory.

However, i cannot get it to work for root user. I copy the .vimrc from /home/user1/.vimrc to the /root/ . I am not sure if there is any limitation on using this file for root user? i am using fedora 7.

All I did was alias vi to vim, in my .bashrc file, then reload .bashrc

vi ~/.bashrc
alias vi='vim'
(save and exit)
(then run)
. ~/.bashrc
 
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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I am trying to setup a color syntax for vi. I was successfully set it up by creating writing "syntax on" in the .vimrc at the home/user1/ directory.

However, i cannot get it to work for root user. I copy the .vimrc from /home/user1/.vimrc to the /root/ . I am not sure if there is any limitation on using this file for root user? i am using fedora 7.
I apologize if replying to this post after such a long time is considered "bad forum practice" - just wanted to add something in case someone else is looking for the same answer. Besides, I think it contributes to document the solution.
In my case, I am running Debian Squeeze and the system-wide options for VI are located in /etc/vim/vimrc. Just uncomment the line "syntax on" and you're ready to go.
Also, if you want to show line numbers, add "set number" on another line.
 
  


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