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Old 11-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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vim: what are the names of text elements and colours?


Hello

I would like to change some of the colours used by vim because they are hard to read against the pale rose and pale blue backgrounds I like. I have tried :set background=light but it does not make any difference.

Netsearching shows colours can be changed by adding lines like this to ~/.vimrc
Code:
hi Comment term=bold ctermfg=lightblue guifg=lightblue
In that example, presumably "Comment" identifies a text element of vim's display. How can I get a list of vim's text elements' names? I want to change the colours of line numbers and (programming language) keywords.

This vim command shows a list of colours in colour but many of them are paler than I would like
Code:
:runtime syntax/colortest.vim
Is that the full range? Can they be tweaked using terminal emulator (mrxvt) settings?

Best

Charles
 
Old 11-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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Found some answers by looking at the files in /usr/share/vim/vim72/colors and guessing. Line numbers are "LineNr" and what I was thinking of as language keywords are "Statements".
 
Old 11-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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Definitely check this page out; a shed load of examples with the reqd settings
http://code.google.com/p/vimcolorschemetest/
 
Old 11-16-2009, 01:26 AM   #4
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Thanks chrsm01 Like you said -- a shed load of examples to work from.
 
  


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