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Old 04-12-2008, 08:14 AM   #1
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perl vim problem....


When I am writing a perl script using vi editor (RHEL ES4 o/s).. as I type it is giving different colors according to the variables,functions,key words. Can I change the colors as i like to see, b'coz i dont like the flouracent green of keywords.(some times i am unable to read what i have typed)
Old 04-12-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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i found a promissing lead for you...

the overview:
1: .vimrc in your home directory configures vi
2: source /usr/share/vim/current/syntax/html.vim
this will enable html (in this example) syntax highlighting
3: editing html.vim would make the changes you are looking for

hope this helps

Old 04-13-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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You can use the :colorscheme to change the colors. At least in vim, don't know about plain vi.


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