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vimrc “col <cs>” works but vim complains about trailing characters; colors do not work when using “color” or “colorscheme”

Colors work when adding col elflord to my .vimrc file but vim complains about trailing characters col elflord. Changing the command to color elflord or colorscheme elflord gets rid of the complaint, ...
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VIM coloring with terminal color rules

In Linux bash shell, we can put colors with something like this: Let's imagine a file color.txt with contents \e[0;31m blah blah \e[0 If we do 'cat color.txt', it will results in blah blah (red ...
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How to set colors in OS X (Mavericks) terminal?

I want to set the color's palette of my terminal in order to use properly the Solarized colorscheme for Vim (http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized). I understand that i've to modify my .bash_profile ...
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281 views

VIM Colorscheme Gets Correct Only After vimrc Write

I have this weird problem that I've setup my VIM to use solarized colorscheme, but every time I open VIM, it shows wrong colors. In addition, I have a line in my vimrc that tells VIM reload vimrc ...
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72 views

Vim syntax highlighting lost on single file

I have a strange thing happening on a single file. When I open the file under it's original name, the highlighting is lost (":syntax on" does nothing). But if I cp that file with another name and open ...
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Highlight Search (hls) matches of multiple search terms with different colors

Many times when working on code, I search for the occurrences of variables with similar names. For examples, find all matches of var1 and var2 as: /\<var1\>\|\<var2\> Now I really like ...
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What color scheme is used for the code examples on o'reilly atlas site? [closed]

I would really like know what colorscheme this is, and if it is already available for vim. The screengrab is taken from the O'Reilly Atlas site. Link to the actual site with more code examples.
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27 views

Highlighting showcmd in vim

vim has the option to set showcmd. It causes part of the entered command to be shown at the bottom line, on the right. If I am not wrong, it shows up to 10 last typed characters. What I wish to know ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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298 views

how to install a color scheme with yadr

someone advised me to use yadr, which is supposed to make installing dotfiles etc much easier for vim however I just couldn't figure out a way to install base16 through yadr.. before I had to ...
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how to search for vim files in lubuntu?

I want to change one of gvim's existing colorscheme's syntax coloring. For example, in the colorscheme called 'Ron', it highlights python comments in white. I want to change it to red. According to ...
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How to use my Eclipse CDT syntax coloring setup as my gVim color schemes?

As Eclipse cannot show two pans of code simultaneously, I am used to using gvim to have it. But the color scheme / syntax coloring is different, what makes code review and comparisons hard. Is there ...
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81 views

Vim not colouring the end of lines when run inside screen

When vim is started inside of gnu screen it does not colour the background after text. Screen looks like it should be setup for handling 256 colours correctly: $ screen $ tput colors 256 $ echo ...
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VIM/Screen background color is inverted for non-text characters

I'm trying to use a vim while inside a screen session. For some reason, the background color for the parts of the screen without text are displaying as dark while the parts with text are displaying as ...
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210 views

Vim Colorscheme Weirdness for Background (Not Non-Text Area)

I've been messing around with vim color schemes, and some of them (this is Molokai) have a weird effect where the background is different than the text background. I thought this: hi NonText ...
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95 views

*live* vim syntax highlighting on stdout?

I want to have some program's output colorized as it apperas on terminal. I know that utility named highlight does the this. But: it has a limited set of built-in language support, and I want ...
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How can one make vim change terminal colors?

I am using command line vim running from an xterm (which runs sh). I have color in vim according to a color scheme I like. The problem is, as usual with 256-color terminals and truecolor color ...
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482 views

Running vim in Console2 does not show colours properly

So I am currently using Console2 for my command line stuff, the background shell is just the cmd.exe from windows. My problem is that I have the theme set to 'twilight` in vim, and it works perfectly ...
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518 views

ConEmu Solarized color scheme not displaying properly in vim

I'll like to use vim terminal in ConEmu with Solarized color scheme. After configuring ConEmu and vimrc, some of the text from the help file is unreadable as shown below. My vimrc: runtime ...
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214 views

How can I change Vim SuperTab plugin highlight color?

The highligthed match is basically invisible. Is there any way I can change the color SuperTab uses to highlight matches? Is this perhaps a compatibility issue with my theme (molokai) or with my ...
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vim colo directive ignored in console

I have the following in my .vimrc: if has("gui_running") colo desert " ... else colo distinguished " ... endif gvim works fine. When I open vim in gnome-terminal in tmux, the colo ...
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255 views

Vim: Broken colors on start

I'm using uxterm and vim with the following .vimrc: https://github.com/dbrgn/dotfiles/blob/master/.vimrc When I open a file in vim and don't push any key, colored text is rendered using bold font and ...
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758 views

24 bit True Color in Konsole

I have yearned to use 24-bit colors in the terminal for applications such as Vim. However, xterm is limited to no more than 256 colors, which I have currently been using. I just recently learned that ...
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Is it possible to use Vim plugin CSExact with iTerm2?

I'm a bit anal about my color schemes, and in order to get really nice colors in Vim, I'm trying the CSExact plugin. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work at all in iTerm2 though? My terminal is set ...
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760 views

Vim color scheme not showing up properly in Mountain Lion's Terminal.app

EDIT: See my comment below before investing too much time. I've read a ton of related questions on SE and have had no success. Everyone elses' problems seem to be solved by changing the terminal to ...
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264 views

How to change the colour of the WildMenu background?

I want to change the colour of the WildMenu background but I don't know which highlight group I need to specify. WildMenu is the highlighted state of whichever item you have selected, not the ...
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80 views

In vim, change color of splits without the cursor

How do I modify my custom colorscheme to make splits which do have the cursor change to a different color (I want to change the splits other than the one I am currently editing to be a muted gray ...
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525 views

vim coloring for git

I'm on Windows and my vim loads with a terrible colorscheme with vim. The message is blue on black (so I can't see what I'm typing). I need to change the colorscheme, but :colorscheme slate doesn't do ...
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246 views

In vim, background color changes on scrolling

Occasionally I get a weird error with the background color in vim when scrolling up in a long file. The background over the text is correct, but everywhere there is no printable character the ...
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3k views

“Emulate” 256 colors in PuTTY terminal

At my job, I ssh into a development server everyday. I usually use exceed XStart to ssh in, but I downloaded PuTTY to see if I could do anything that I couldn't do with XStart. I spend almost the ...
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VIM: How to configure Solarized colorscheme in Konsole

I am trying to configure Solarized for use in VIM in Konsole (KDE terminal). This is the result that I get: Note that Solarized looks fine in GVIM on the same machine: I suspect that it is ...
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315 views

Setting 'dead' area background colour in gVim

In gVim on Linux (confirmed on Windows as well), depending on the selected font family & size and the window dimensions, sometimes a 'dead' area appears on the right and bottom of the window as ...
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307 views

How to grep for VIM colour schemes that do not use dark blue?

I simply cannot see the ANSI BLUE colour in a terminal with a black background. How does one grep the installed VIM colorschemes for one that does not use that colour at all? I often SSH into ...
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715 views

Is there a vim colour scheme that looks like Aptana's?

I'm in the process of migrating from Aptana to Vim, and one thing that I really miss is Aptana's excellent colour scheme for Python. Does anyone know of a vim colour scheme that is similar to ...
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256 color support for vim background in tmux

while using vim within tmux I can see that 256 color support is enabled. with $tput colors However changing the colorscheme in vim while in tmux will change the colorscheme on a per line basis but ...
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Making the active window in vim more obvious

My workspace is normally one very big xterm with vim, split into six or more buffers. It would be really helpful if it were more obvious which one was the active buffer. Right now I'm using the ...
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Vim colors not working properly in terminal

I'm using gnome terminal, and vim with solarized color theme. When I open vim in the terminal, it's illegible. But when I open a file in gvim, the color scheme works perfectly. Gnome terminal's ...
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How can I make terminal Vim look as good as MacVim?

I'm using the same color scheme for Vim both in the Terminal and in MacVim, but they end up getting totally different colors. Terminal: and MacVim: Why is this happening? It does this with ...
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202 views

Terminal / Editor themes for colourblindness?

I "suffer" (not really) from a difficult-to-diagnose form of colourblindness. It generally corresponds with red-green colourblindness, but there are some quirks. There's a definite cognitive element ...
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256 colors in Vim, OS X Lion

Since OS X Lion the terminal.app is xterm-256color terminal. However vim is rendering only 8 colors. I tried the 7.3 supplied with Lion and 7.3 that is terminal version of MacVim. Vim Wiki sais I ...
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Using colour schemes with vim and putty

I am trying to use the desert color scheme with VIM 7.0 on CentOS 5.6 x64 located here: http://hans.fugal.net/vim/colors/desert.vim I've downloaded the file and saved it in my ~/.vim/colors ...
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Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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674 views

Terminal Colors: Substitute Dark Blue for Another Color

Is it possible to "globally" substitute a terminal color somehow in OSX? In particular, I find that the dark blue is really hard on the eyes as demonstrated here: I'd love to be able to kick this ...
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933 views

colorschemes are messed up in vim (mac OSX, iTerm2, zsh, vim 7.2 and 7.3)

For some reason in vim my colors come out looking weird. There are a few colorschemes that look correct like solarize and one called BusyBee but I'm not sure why most of my other color schemes come ...
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987 views

Vim on Solaris. Coloured syntax highlighting?

I spend a lot of my time in vim, usually on some sort of debian/ubuntu OS. I've recently started playing with a Solaris 11 Express server and wondered if it's possible to enable coloured ...
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VIM colors in terminal look very dry

I've been trying out a few different vim color schemes but none of them ever look like the picture (they seem very dry, not as colorful). I have tried messing with all the "profile preferences" on ...
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970 views

I use vim in a terminal emulator. Is it possible to make vim colorschemes work?

I prefer using vim directly inside my terminal emulator (gnome-terminal or konsole) rather than using gvim, because it integrates better in my workflow. Unfortunately, it also seems to make nice ...
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949 views

vim color scheme: changing keyword color

I really like my current vim color scheme (/colors/desert.vim). The syntax highlighting is great except for the color of certain keywords. For example, in ruby files (.rb), I dislike how it ...
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269 views

What part of a vim color scheme file controls the dollar signs at the beginning of PHP variables?

I'm trying out a nice scheme called darkspectrum, but it seems to lack support for the dollar signs at the beginning of PHP variables. How do I control them?
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How do I get color while editing file trough a ssh session?

I use cygwin on Windows7 to open a ssh session to my linux box. When I edit a file with vim, I don't have color, only kind of gray bold. I have colors when I do a ls into my ssh session. I have also ...