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Old 01-29-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
mahugl
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VI Background Text Color


I was using vi to do some php and all of a sudden the background text color changed to brown. How can I get it back to the way it was. It makes it hard to read. My OS is Fedora.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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Assuming you want it to be black background, white text
:hi normal ctermfg=white ctermbg=black

If you put this in a file called .vimrc in the root of your home directory it'll automatically set it every time. In fact, I'll post my whole .vimrc so you can see all the options I use:

Code:
set cindent
set shiftwidth=3
set tabstop=3
set expandtab
set ruler
" some colors:  "white on black"
hi normal   ctermfg=white  ctermbg=black guifg=white  guibg=black
hi nontext  ctermfg=blue   ctermbg=black guifg=blue   guibg=black
" Syntax Hilighting
syntax on
set nowrap

" enables real tabs for Makefiles only
augroup Makefile
au!
au BufReadPre Makefile set noexpandtab
augroup END

" vim -b : edit binary using xxd-format!
augroup Binary
au!
au BufReadPre  *.bin let &bin=1
au BufReadPost *.bin if &bin | %!xxd
au BufReadPost *.bin set ft=xxd | endif
au BufWritePre *.bin if &bin | %!xxd -r
au BufWritePre *.bin endif
au BufWritePost *.bin if &bin | %!xxd
au BufWritePost *.bin set nomod | endif
augroup END
That is all pretty straight forward, I turn on cindent (uses spaces instead of tabs), set my widths to 3, show the ruler at the bottom of the screen (cursor coord.), and use syntax highlighting.

I also have special rules for Makefiles and Binaries so they show up how I like.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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need extra command

set bg=dark
or set bg_light

to make the highlight correct color.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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Quote:
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need extra command

set bg=dark
or set bg_light

to make the highlight correct color.
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