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I'm trying to redefine the default syntax highlight for the Folded element so that it does not show an undesirable background color like the one on the right:

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What I want is something like :highlight Folded ctermbg= or :highlight Folded unset ctermbg. But when I do that, vim says

E417: missing argument: ctermbg=

Setting the background color to Black does not work. The resulting "black" is different from the real black background.

Is there a way I can remove such background?

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try ctermbg=NONE – FDinoff Jul 21 '13 at 0:45
Thanks @FDinoff, it works. – Yang Jul 21 '13 at 0:50
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Use ctermbg=NONE this should disable the background color.

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