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Is it possible to setup a specific colorscheme for a specific filetype in a vimrc file?

PlainBoringWhite for .txt

SomethingDarkBackdround for .c or .rb

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As @Rein mentioned, you can use autocommand to achieve what you want. Add something like this to your .vimrc file:

"default colorscheme
colorscheme solarized

"different colorscheme for ruby and markdown
autocmd FileType ruby colorscheme railcasts
autocmd FileType markdown colorscheme mac_classic
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While you could use an aucommand to set a specific colorscheme for a specific filetype or filename pattern, it is more common to use a syntax file to define highlight groups for elements and then use your global colorscheme to handle coloring of those groups.

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