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Old 09-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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weird colour behind text in vim

For some reason VIM has gone disgusting and it's really hard to use.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

Old 09-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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In your user home directory, there should be a hidden file: .vimrc. In that file, you can specify a colourscheme to use. The colourschemes are located in /usr/share/vim/vim63/colors. Edit .vimrc to add a colourscheme, then try it on a document. Try each one until you find one you like, or edit one to your liking.

The entry in .vimrc should look like this:
:colourscheme blue

or whatever colourscheme you choose.
Old 09-20-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, there was also a file called .viminfo

I should have thought about it and gone looking their I was just being lazy.

I deleted both files as I like the way VIM colours my code anyway.

Thanks again.


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